When a small pod of killer whales surfaces just offshore of Lumber Landing - a small British Columbia fishing community - it’s more than just the fish who don’t know what to do. The whales’ arrival coincides with a fishing magazine ad offering $100,000 for a killer whale in good condition for an American theme park. Jamie Tidd, a 14-year-old boy, and his father, Perry, thought it would be nearly impossible to capture a whale. However, it’s after they easily trap one on Wilwilli Cove that difficulties arise. Do they release the whale to take part in salmon season - the most financially rewarding season of the year - or do they keep it and hope to cash in?
Newbery Award-winning author Theodore Taylor has written more than 30 books for young people. His book The Cay won 11 literary awards, including the Lewis Carrol Shelf Award.