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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 8V5.326145
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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Paperback, 137 pages
Published on April 1, 2003 by Random House Childrens Books
ISBN-10: 044022912X
ISBN-13: 9780440229124
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  • batiduwyvawiwa
    batiduwyvawiwaTuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:41 am55 stars
    The Cay is a great book. It thrilling and exciting! I felt like I was in the book at parts.
    • killWednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:26 am
      i think it should be more bombingt
      • killWednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:25 am
        its ok
        • mysterion
          mysterionTuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:48 am
          its a good book and i highly recomend this book so read it if u havnt
          • kingjimmy04
            kingjimmy04Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:40 am
            HOW IS THIS BOOK
            • jelly656
              jelly656Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 11:07 am
              IT'S AWESOME!!!!
            • kennyTuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:02 am
              i didnt finish i ment to say nice review everybody btw
              • kennyTuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:01 am
                the book is really good and can be sad at time 😭😭😭but it was fun to read so i highly recomend his book and good review btw
                • JimmyTuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:52 am
                  I have not read this book how is it?
                  • BenFriday, February 5, 2016 at 6:07 am
                    What's the moms name?
                    • em7239Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm
                      read this at school

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