Shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island, Philip must overcome his prejudice towards Timothy, the old black sailor who becomes the key to his survival. "This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe."--The Washington Star. An ALA ...
An ALA Notable Children's Book, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award, Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award, A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year.