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In this successor to the bestselling novel The Cay, readers learn about Timothy’s life before he was shipwrecked with the young white boy, Phillip Enright, and about Phillip’s life after his rescue from the cay. “Timothy’s chapters sketch a murky sea of racial prejudice; readers will ache with him at his losses. Phillip’s chapters, in a terse first person, depict the narrowness of his mother’s world with a clarity heightened by Phillip’s blindness. A journey well worth taking.”--Kirkus Reviews
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published on September 1, 1993 by Harcourt Children's Books
ISBN-10: 0152883584
ISBN-13: 9780152883584
3 Book Reviews
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  • olive_tree18
    olive_tree18Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:00 amFeatured
    This book was really interesting! It is about Timoty and Phillip again but in a prequel-sequel style. This book gives a backstory on Timothy's life as a kid all the way through his middle-aged years. It talks about how he learned to survive on the cay and his experience with ships. In Phillip's chapters, it talks about Phillip and his life after he was rescued from the cay. It gives a story of what he had to go through to get his sight back and to fulfill his dream of seeing the cay with his own eyes. Timothy has a dream too. He wants to get his own ship one day. Read Timothy of the Cay to find out if they will fulfill their dreams. I made a text-to-text connection with this book because I read the first book to this: The Cay. I would rate this book a five out of five stars because it had a lot of feeling to it, and it was interesting to learn about Timothy's past and Phillip's future.
    • bookwave
      bookwaveMonday, October 14, 2019 at 2:51 pm55 stars
      I like how the book gives more knowledge about Timothy's life before he met Philip and about Philip's surgeries. Theodore does a great job bringing life to Philip and Timothy. I also like that he split up the book between Philip and Timothy. I recommend this book to 5th-6th graders who like to explore genres and historical fiction. Overall, I loved the book and would read again. 5 out of 5.
      • fi901l
        fi901lTuesday, November 3, 2015 at 2:56 am55 stars
        this book remind you of something, H.L.C.S. 6th graders you should know this ya Timothy backstory TIME.