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The Cay
Author: Theodore Taylor

ISBN: 9780141354941
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 22 October 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.0
Description:
'After a moment, lying there in darkness . . . it all hit me. I was blind and we were lost at sea.'

When the ship carrying Phillip and his mother to Virginia sinks, Phillip is stranded on a raft with Timothy, an old black seaman, and his cat. Without his sight, Phillip must rely on Timothy to survive.

Shipwrecked on a deserted cay, Phillip and Timothy discover they are different in so many ways. but will Phillip realize that beneath their skin they are the same - and that without Timothy's help he is in terrible danger?

One of the world's most enduring stories about race, prejudice and friendship.

About the Author

Theodore Taylor was born in 1921 in North Carolina, USA. The idea for The Cay, his first novel for children, came when he was researching an adult bookabout German submarine attacks in the Second World War. The Cay was first published in 1969 and has won many literary awards. Theodore Taylor died in 2006.

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