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Author: Theodore Taylor   Series: A Puffin Book

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A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime

THE CAY is a tense and compulsive survival story by Theodore Taylor of a young boy and an old man adrift on the ocean, then marooned on a tiny, deserted island. It is also a fascinating study of the relationship between Phillip, white, American, and influenced by his mother's racial prejudices, and the black man upon whom Phillip's life depends.

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A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime

THE CAY is a tense and compulsive survival story by Theodore Taylor of a young boy and an old man adrift on the ocean, then marooned on a tiny, deserted island. It is also a fascinating study of the relationship between Phillip, white, American, and influenced by his mother's racial prejudices, and the black man upon whom Phillip's life depends.

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'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.

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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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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Random House Children's Uk | Puffin Classics
Published
3rd July 2014
Pages
176
ISBN
9780141354941
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