The Cay

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Doubleday, 1969 - Juvenile Fiction - 137 pages
35 Reviews
Shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island, Philip must overcome his prejudice towards Timothy, the old black sailor who becomes the key to his survival.



"This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe."--The Washington Star.

An ALA Notable Children's Book, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award, Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award, A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year.

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Review: The Cay (The Cay #1)

User Review  - Landon - Goodreads

I read this book for the first time when I was really young, probably around 8 or 9 years old, and recently re-read it. It was won a fair amount of awards, including the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and ... Read full review

Review: The Cay (The Cay #1)

User Review  - Braxton Barlow - Goodreads

The Cay starts with a boy named Phillop who is about twelve and his mother and father during World War Two. His mom wants to live the place they are living because of the war. Phillop's father says ... Read full review

About the author (1969)

\Theodore Taylor has written several award-winning books. The Cay won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was also made into a movie.


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