Theodore Taylor is an American author who died in Even though he wrote plenty of adult fiction, Theodore is best known for his young adult novels many of which were inspired by real-life experiences.
See click here to see Theodore Taylor discussing his books!!! Dear Friends and Fans: He was surrounded by his family, his books and years of wonderful memories. He would be the first to say that his 85 years on earth were as good as they come. He had come a long way from his hard scrabble roots in North Carolina.
He collected scraps of stories and interesting characters along the way. As you read his books, you will go along on many of those adventures and meet memorable people and animals. Upon rising each morning, Theodore Taylor looked forward to going into his cluttered office and pecking away at his old dinosaur of a typewriter.
He loved his life as a writer and always felt he had been truly able to live his passion. And he loved his readers and his fans.
If you had the opportunity to write him over the years, you know that each and every letter was answered and then signed with his scrawled and almost unreadable signature.
He took great delight in telling classes of young people how he had flunked math and had been a miserable student all the while flashing a huge smile at the teacher. The message came through loud and clear.
Look what you can do. Look what you can overcome. He loved the many teachers, librarians and booksellers who have supported him and his work over the years.
He was ever grateful and never hesitated to say so. Theodore Taylor left a mark on the world with over 50 books for people of all ages, countless short stories, a few movie scripts and even a poem or two.
He left an impression with all both two and four legged who had the privilege to meet him and those who know him only through the words he wrote.
We take great comfort in knowing that his legacy lives on in his works that will surely delight and entertain readers for years to come. The family of Theodore Taylor.The Cay By Theodore Taylor Read Theodore Taylor s classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner The Cay Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Cura ao War has always been a game to him.
The man, boy, and cat drift in the sea and finally happen upon a small cay (island).
Timothy steers the raft to the island, even though Phillip wants to stay at sea (better . The Cay (the award-winning novel about racial prejudice in the s) is the unseen vessel in the middle of a ``prequel/sequel'' in which Taylor explores both the black man Timothy's life as it leads up to the wreck of the Hato in the Caribbean during WW II and year-old Phillip Enright's journey back to civilization after his rescue from the island.
About the author Theodore Taylor wrote several award-winning books, including The Cay, which won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was made into a attheheels.com began his writing career at the age of thirteen and continued on from there—books, articles, scripts—often several projects at once.
The Cay, written by Theodore Taylor, is a story set in during World War II. Phillip Enright, the 11 year-old main character, is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao/5. The Cay is a children's novel and book one of the Cay series, written by American author Theodore Taylor, and published in year-old Phillip Enright and his mother board the S.S.
Hato to Virginia to escape Curaçao, which has been surrounded by German submarines.