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The cay

Author: Theodore Taylor
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1969.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, Theodore, 1921-2006.
Cay.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday [1969]
(OCoLC)589273017
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Taylor
ISBN: 0385079060 9780385079068 0440416639 9780440416630 9780440229124 044022912X
OCLC Number: 12298
Notes: Sequel: Timothy of the cay.
Description: 137 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Theodore Taylor.

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When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.

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Great Summer READ

by Lmcshane (WorldCat user published 2013-08-16) Excellent Permalink

I reread The Cay after a first reading of Robinson Crusoe - and found The Cay still more intriguing and life-affirming.  Daniel Defoe definitely gets props for the genre, but Theodore Taylor's updated Shipwreck tale is far more compelling and great for students 3-6th grade, especially - though...
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