Phillip, an American boy, lived with his parents on the Dutch island of Curacao, off the coast of Venezuela during World War II. Phillips mother, who disliked living with people of other races, was determined to return to the United States. They leave for Florida but are torpedoed and sunk, they are separated. Phillip floats by raft with a black man named Timothy to a remote island. Tim helps Phil while Phil tries to come to terms with prejudice. Novel by Theodore Taylor. Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key. 62 pages.