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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date October 29, 1973
Pages 137
Binding Hardcover
Edition New
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780435121792
ISBN-10 0435121790
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.80
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this adventure with a double theme won eight major literary awards in the USA. It is both a Robinson Crusoe-type shipwreck story and a study of the changing relationship between a 12-year-old white boy and an elderly black man.
Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385079068 Book cover for 9780435121792 Book cover for 9781557361639
 
With Taylor Theodore | Large print edition from Cornerstone Books (June 1, 1990)
9781557361639 | details & prices | 154 pages | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $15.95
About: 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.
Reissue edition from Delacorte Pr (May 1, 1989)
9780385079068 | details & prices | 137 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.99
About: When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, a twelve-year-old white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old Negro are stranded on a small desert island in the Caribbean where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.
The price comparison is for this edition
New edition from Gardners Books (October 29, 1973)
9780435121792 | details & prices | 137 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.80
About: One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this adventure with a double theme won eight major literary awards in the USA.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780380001422 Book cover for 9780380010035 Book cover for 9780440229124 Book cover for 9780440416630 Book cover for 9780582416734
 
Reprint edition from Laurel Leaf (April 1, 2003)
9780440229124 | details & prices | 137 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.20 lbs | List price $6.50
About: Follows the adventures, joys, and heartaches of a privileged and prejudiced Dutch boy stranded on a remote tropical island with a kindly and wise West Indian, following an enemy attack on a boat leaving Curaðcao.
from Yearling Books (May 1, 2002)
9780440416630 | details & prices | 137 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.24 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Follows the adventures, joys, and heartaches of a privileged and prejudiced Dutch boy stranded on a remote tropical island with a kindly and wise West Indian, following an enemy attack on a boat leaving Curacao.
With Derek Strange | from Prentice Hall (February 1, 2000)
9780582416734 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.20 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.01 lbs | List price $9.00
About: 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.
Reissue edition from Flare (July 1, 1995)
9780380010035 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.15 lbs | List price $4.95
About: Follows the adventures, joys, and heartaches of a privileged and prejudiced Dutch boy stranded on a remote tropical island with a kindly and wise West Indian, following an enemy attack on a boat leaving Curacao
Reissue edition from Flare (July 1, 1995)
9789990853612 | details & prices | List price $0.02
from Camelot (March 1, 1995)
9780380001422 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.20 lbs | List price $4.99
About: Follows the adventures, joys, and heartaches of a privileged and prejudiced Dutch boy stranded on a remote tropical island with a kindly and wise West Indian, following an enemy attack on a boat leaving Curacao
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781400099061
 
With Michael Boatman (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (February 8, 2005)
9781400099061 | details & prices | 4.75 × 5.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.40 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Follows the adventures, joys, and heartaches of a privileged and prejudiced Dutch boy stranded on a remote tropical island with a kindly and wise West Indian, following an enemy attack on a boat leaving Curaðcao.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780807282878 Book cover for 9781400099054
 
With Michael Boatman (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (February 8, 2005)
9781400099054 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.22 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Follows the adventures, joys, and heartaches of a privileged and prejudiced Dutch boy stranded on a remote tropical island with a kindly and wise West Indian, following an enemy attack on a boat leaving Curaðcao.
from Listening Library (June 1, 2000)
9780807282878 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $9.99
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (December 1, 2002); titled "Cay"
9780606211048 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.55
About: Follows the adventures, joys, and heartaches of a privileged and prejudiced Dutch boy stranded on a remote tropical island with a kindly and wise West Indian, following an enemy attack on a boat leaving Curacao.
from Demco Media (July 1, 1995)
9780606025843 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.30 lbs | List price $12.26
About: Follows the adventures, joys, and heartaches of a privileged and prejudiced Dutch boy stranded on a remote tropical island with a kindly and wise West Indian, following an enemy attack on a boat leaving Curacao
from Demco Media (March 1, 1995)
9780606048897 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.40 lbs | List price $12.26
About: Follows the adventures, joys, and heartaches of a privileged and prejudiced Dutch boy stranded on a remote tropical island with a kindly and wise West Indian, following an enemy attack on a boat leaving Curacao
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 1, 2008)
9781439555163 | details & prices | 137 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $15.50
from Turtleback Books (April 1, 2003); titled "Cay"
9780613722827 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.30 lbs | List price $17.20
About: Follows the adventures, joys, and heartaches of a privileged and prejudiced Dutch boy stranded on a remote tropical island with a kindly and wise West Indian, following an enemy attack on a boat leaving Curaðcao.
from Turtleback Books (July 1, 2002)
9780613337489 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.46 lbs | List price $17.20
About: Follows the adventures, joys, and heartaches of a privileged and prejudiced Dutch boy stranded on a remote tropical island with a kindly and wise West Indian, following an enemy attack on a boat leaving Curacao.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808553007 | details & prices | 3.25 × 10.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $12.65

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