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The Cay

The Cay

Tells the survival story of a young boy and an old man adrift on the ocean, then marooned on a tiny, deserted island. This book offers a study of the relationship between Phillip, white, American, and influenced by his mother's prejudices, and the black man upon whom Phillip's li... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141354941
Barcode 9780141354941
Published 22 October 2014 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Taylor, Theodore
Illustrated by McKendry, Kenny
Series A puffin book (part: 38)
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ISBN-13 9780141354941
ISBN-10 0141354941
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin Classics
Publication Date 22 October 2014
International Publication Date 3 July 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Taylor, Theodore
Illustrated by McKendry, Kenny
Series A puffin book (part: 38)
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 127g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Personal & social issues racism & multiculturalism Children's / Teenage, Prejudices - Juvenile fiction, Friendship - Juvenile fiction, Survival
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 573457

Description of this Book

This is a tense and compulsive survival story 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 prejudices, and the black man upon whom Phillip's life depends.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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