Theodore Taylor (1921-2006) was an American author of young adult fiction. He started writing when he was 13, covering local high school sports events. He served as a merchant mariner during World War II and also served during the Korean War. Some of his best known work included The Cay, its sequel-prequel Timothy of the Cay, The Weirdo, Ice Drift, The Boy, Sniper and Rogue Wave. His famous novel The Cay took only three weeks to write.

Theodore Taylor became a published author in 1968 with the novel The Body Trade. His final novel was Billy the Kid, published in 2005. Below is a list of Theodore Taylor’s books in order of when they were originally released (as well as in chronological order):

Publication Order of Cape Hatteras Trilogy Books

Teetoncey (1974)Description / Buy at
Teetoncey and Ben O'Neal (1975)Description / Buy at
The Odyssey of Ben O'Neal (1977)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Cay Books

Publication Order of Outer Banks Books

Stranger from the Sea (1974)Description / Buy at
Box of Treasures (1975)Description / Buy at
Into the Wind (1977)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Tuck Books

Tuck Triumphant (1990)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Body Trade (1968)Description / Buy at
Rebellion Town, Williamsburg, 1776 (1973)Description / Buy at
The Children's War (1974)Description / Buy at
Sweet Friday Island (1984)Description / Buy at
Walking Up a Rainbow (1986)Description / Buy at
The Maldonado Miracle (1986)Description / Buy at
The Stalker (1987)Description / Buy at
The Hostage (1987)Description / Buy at
Sniper (1989)Description / Buy at
Monocolo (1991)Description / Buy at
The Weirdo (1991)Description / Buy at
To Kill the Leopard (1993)Description / Buy at
The Bomb (1995)Description / Buy at
A Sailor Returns (2001)Description / Buy at
The Boy Who Could Fly Without a Motor (2002)Description / Buy at
Lord of the Kill (2002)Description / Buy at
Ice Drift (2005)Description / Buy at
Billy the Kid (2005)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Picture Books

Hello, Arctic! (2002)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Collections

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Magnificent Mitscher (1954)Description / Buy at
Air Raid--Pearl Harbor! (1971)Description / Buy at
Battle in the Arctic Sea (1976)Description / Buy at
A Shepherd Watches, a Shepherd Sings (With: Louis Irigaray) (1977)Description / Buy at
Jule (1979)Description / Buy at
The Battle Off Midway Island (1981)Description / Buy at
Battle in the English Channel (1983)Description / Buy at
Rocket Island (1985)Description / Buy at
The Cats of Shambala (1985)Description / Buy at
H. M. S. Hood Vs. Bismarck (1989)Description / Buy at
The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown (1998)Description / Buy at
Making Love to Typewriters (2004)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Avon Camelot Books

Lottie & Lisa (By: Erich Kastner) (1952)Description / Buy at
Summerdog Comes Home (By: George Albert Zabriskie) (1980)Description / Buy at
A Hippopotamus Ate the Teacher (By: Mike Thaler) (1981)Description / Buy at
Baseball Fever (By: Ray Cruz,Johanna Hurwitz) (1981)Description / Buy at
The Trouble with Tuck (1981)Description / Buy at
Irma and Jerry (By: George Selden) (1982)Description / Buy at
Basic Fun (By: Susan Drake Lipscomb,Margaret Ann Zusnich) (1982)Description / Buy at
Esp McGee (By: Edward Packard) (1983)Description / Buy at
Tunnel to Yesterday (By: Jerome Beatty Jr.) (1983)Description / Buy at
Bet You Can! Science Possibilities to Fool You (By: Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at
Rich Mitch (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1983)Description / Buy at
Summerdog (By: Thom Roberts) (1983)Description / Buy at
Bet You Can't! (By: Kathy Darling,Vicki Cobb) (1983)Description / Buy at
The Earth is Flat--And Other Great Mistakes (By: Laurence Pringle) (1983)Description / Buy at
Behind the Attic Wall (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1983)Description / Buy at
Peggy Fleming: Portrait of an Iceskater (By: Bruce Curtis,Stephanie Young) (1984)Description / Buy at
Gremlins (By: George Gipe) (1984)Description / Buy at
Maura's Angel (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1984)Description / Buy at
The Jellyfish Season (By: Mary Downing Hahn) (1985)Description / Buy at
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Book 1 (By: Andrew Glass,Catherine Edwards Sadler) (1985)Description / Buy at
Get Rich Mitch! (By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) (1985)Description / Buy at
Mystery of the Melted Diamonds (By: Carol Farley) (1986)Description / Buy at
Ukrainian Egg Mystery (By: George E. Stanley) (1986)Description / Buy at
Moroccan Mystery (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at
Ralph Fozbek and the Amazing Black Hole Patrol (By: Steve Senn) (1986)Description / Buy at
Flash Fry, Private Eye (By: Tim Schoch) (1986)Description / Buy at
The Anti-Peggy Plot (By: Thomas McKean) (1986)Description / Buy at
Best Joke Book for Kids 2 (By: Joan Eckstein) (1987)Description / Buy at
The Codebreaker Kids (By: George E. Stanley) (1987)Description / Buy at
Summer Camp Creeps (By: Tim Schoch) (1987)Description / Buy at
The Case of the Lost Look-Alike (By: Carol Farley) (1988)Description / Buy at
Breezy (By: Leda Blumberg) (1988)Description / Buy at
Racing the Sun (By: Paul Pitts) (1988)Description / Buy at
Anne Frank (By: Johanna Hurwitz) (1989)Description / Buy at
The Case of the Vanishing Villain (By: Carol Farley) (1990)Description / Buy at
Something Upstairs (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at
Ghost Brother (By: C.S. Adler) (1990)Description / Buy at
A Haunting in Williamsburg (By: Lou Kassem) (1990)Description / Buy at
The Best Ever Kids' Book of Lists (By: Eugenie Allen) (1991)Description / Buy at
Ask Me Anything About the Presidents (By: Louis Phillips) (1992)Description / Buy at
The Adventures of King Midas (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1992)Description / Buy at
Tons of Trash (By: Joan Rattner Heilman) (1992)Description / Buy at
Maria, a Christmas Story (1992)Description / Buy at
How to Travel Through Time (By: James M. Deem) (1993)Description / Buy at
Lucie Babbidge's House (By: Sylvia Cassedy) (1993)Description / Buy at
Beardance (By: Will Hobbs) (1993)Description / Buy at
Christmas Countdown (By: Steve Englehart) (1993)Description / Buy at
Miss Yonkers Goes Bonkers (By: Mike Thaler) (1994)Description / Buy at
The Mummy's Curse (By: Daniel Cohen) (1994)Description / Buy at
Super Snoop Sam Snout and the Case of the Missing Marble (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (1994)Description / Buy at
Main Street (By: Susan Kirby) (1994)Description / Buy at
Comet Luck (By: Madge Harrah) (1994)Description / Buy at
Kwanzaa (By: Mildred Pitts Walter) (1995)Description / Buy at
Vampire Mom (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at
My Own Two Feet (By: Beverly Cleary) (1995)Description / Buy at
Spookhouse (By: Don Whittington) (1995)Description / Buy at
Harry the Poisonous Centipede (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (1996)Description / Buy at
Going for the Gold: Shannon Miller (By: Septima Green) (1996)Description / Buy at
Four Perfect Pebbles (By: Lila Perl,Marion Blumenthal Lazan) (1996)Description / Buy at
Zombie Queen (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at
Freak Show (By: Don Whittington) (1996)Description / Buy at
Going to Net (By: Various) (1996)Description / Buy at
Lasting Echoes (By: Joseph Bruchac) (1997)Description / Buy at
Tracks in the Snow (By: Lucy Jane Bledsoe) (1997)Description / Buy at
Danger Along the Ohio (By: Patricia Willis) (1997)Description / Buy at
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War (By: Anita Lobel) (1998)Description / Buy at
Night of the Chupacabras (By: Marie G. Lee) (1998)Description / Buy at
As Ever, Gordy (By: Mary Downing Hahn) (1998)Description / Buy at
Becoming Felix (By: Nancy Hope Wilson) (1998)Description / Buy at
Breakaway (By: Kimberley Griffiths Little) (1998)Description / Buy at
Mischief, Mad Mary, and Me (By: Dawn Knight) (1998)Description / Buy at
It's In Your Hands, Daisy P. Duckwitz (By: Jacqueline Shannon) (1998)Description / Buy at
Leaving Summer (By: Donal Harding) (1998)Description / Buy at
Flea Circus Summer (By: Cheryl Ware) (1998)Description / Buy at
Calling Me Home (By: Patricia Hermes) (1998)Description / Buy at
The Pizza That Time Forgot (By: William DeAndrea,Matthew Deandrea) (1999)Description / Buy at
Love Me, Love My Broccoli (By: Julie Anne Peters) (1999)Description / Buy at
Get on the Net (By: Robert Pondiscio) (1999)Description / Buy at
Don't Try This at Home! (By: Vicki Cobb) (1999)Description / Buy at
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at
A Kids' Guide to America's Bill of Rights (By: Kathleen Krull) (1999)Description / Buy at
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (By: Bruce Coville) (1999)Description / Buy at
Green Mango Magic (By: Sylvie Hossack) (1999)Description / Buy at
All the Answers (By: Anne C. Lemieux) (2000)Description / Buy at
Can of Worms (By: Kathy MacKel) (2000)Description / Buy at
Orphan Journey Home (By: Liza Ketchum) (2000)Description / Buy at
Bearstone (By: Will Hobbs) (2000)Description / Buy at
Alice-by-Accident (By: Lynne Reid Banks) (2000)Description / Buy at
Death at Devil's Bridge (By: Cynthia C. DeFelice) (2000)Description / Buy at

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