Earphones Award Winner

by Theodore Taylor | Read by Michael Boatman

Children Ages 8+ • 3 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1969

High adventure, survival on a small cay in the Caribbean, and friendship between a boy and a man are the stuff of Theodore Taylor’s enduring tale. When their ship is torpedoed by a German submarine while leaving Curaçao, young Philip, a cat, and Timothy, a West Indian man, find their lives converging as they seek rescue. Michael Boatman is a fabulous narrator. His narration expresses both the urgency of learning a new way of life and the joy of new friendship. The lilting calypso intonation Boatman gives to Timothy--and his uniquely outrageous “wisdom”--transports the listener. An interview with the author provides insight into the story and completes the recording. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE/JULY 05]



Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2005

CS ISBN $18.00 • Two cassettes

CD ISBN $25.00 • Three CDs


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