Get Quote Order Form Contact Need Help? 800-724-2616
Cay B0022


by Theodore Taylor | Paperback | SKU B0022
McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams


Read Theodore Taylor's classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner The Cay . Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. War has always been a game to him, and he's eager to glimpse it firsthand-until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed. When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mother's warning about black people: "They are different, and they live differently." But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillip's head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy. "Mr. Taylor has provided an exciting story...The idea that all humanity would benefit from this special form of color blindness permeates the whole book...The result is a story with a high ethical purpose but no sermon."-- New York Times Book Review "A taut tightly compressed story of endurance and revelation...At once barbed and tender, tense and fragile--as Timothy would say, 'outrageous good.'"-- Kirkus Reviews * "Fully realized setting...artful, unobtrusive use of dialect...the representation of a hauntingly deep love, the poignancy of which is rarely achieved in children's literature."-- School Library Journal , Starred "Starkly dramatic, believable and compelling."-- Saturday Review "A tense and moving experience in reading."-- Publishers Weekly "Eloquently underscores the intrinsic brotherhood of man."-- Booklist "This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe ."-- The Washington Star · A New York Times Best Book of the Year · A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year · A Horn Book Honor Book · An American Library Association Notable Book · A Publishers Weekly Children's Book to Remember · A Child Study Association's Pick of Children's Books of the Year · Jane Addams Book Award · Lewis Carroll Shelf Award · Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award

Product Information

  • AR Level5.3
  • AR Quiz Number108
  • AR Quiz Points4
  • AuthorTheodore Taylor
  • Guided Reading LevelV
  • Page Count144
  • ISBN100440416639
  • ISBN139780440416630
  • PublisherRandom House Children's Books
  • Year Published2002
  • Grade Level3 - 7
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectGeneral fiction (Children's/YA)
    Adventure stories (Children's/YA)
    General fiction (Children's/YA)
  • ImprintYearling

Related Items

To add related items to your cart, check each of the items that you want in the list then click the "Add Selected to Cart" button at the bottom of the list.

CD0022 $25.00
AS0022 $59.95
CB0022 $296.55
CP0022 $156.75
C0022 $226.65
G0022 $86.85
S0022 $16.95
EB0022 $16.95

This book is part of these Book Collections

Our school reading collections supply a comprehensive assortment of titles that are perfect for adding depth to classrooms and school libraries.

Customer Reviews

Submit a Review


We respect your privacy. Your email address will not be displayed.

Mailing List

Learning Links
PO Box 326
Cranbury, NJ 08512

26 Haypress Road
Cranbury, NJ 08512

Phone: 516-437-9071
Toll-Free: 800-724-2616
Fax: 516-437-5392
Toll-Free Fax: 888-960-2508

McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

Proud member of these
professional organizations…
International Reading Association

Please Wait... processing