The Cay (Hardcover)

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In this story set during World War II, two survivors from a torpedoed American freighter have much to learn from each other when the Germans invade the small island of Curacao. *Author: Taylor, Theodore *Binding Type: Prebound *Publication Date: 2002/05/01 *Age Level: 10 - 13 *Language: English *Dimensions: 7.50 x 4.90 x 0.60 inches


Publisher Perfection Learning
Mfg Part# 9780812415292
SKU 209653983
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0812415299
Release Date 9/22/2008
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Theodore Taylor
Before becoming a full-time writer, Taylor's careers included newspaper journalist, merchant marine, and press agent. His first novel, THE CAY, was published in 1969 and tells the story of a black West Indian sailor named Timothy and a white boy named Philip who are marooned on an island--the only survivors of a shipwreck. This work won many awards but also created controversy, as many considered the depiction of Timothy racist. Because of this controversy, Taylor was eventually asked to return the Jane Addams Children's Book Award that had been given to him for this work. Taylor asserts that THE CAY is not a racist book, that the character of Timothy, modeled after a real person, is indeed a hero and not a stereotype. A sequel/prequel to THE CAY, TIMOTHY OF THE CAY appeared in 1993.
"Innocence vs. wisdom, black vs. white, growing up and surviving...[are] forcefully portrayed."
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 10
Publisher Perfection Learning

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