The Cay



The Cay is the story of Phillip, a boy living on the island of Curacao off the island of Venezuela during World War II. As he and his mother are trying to escape the war and head back to their home in Virginia. The ship they are riding on sinks. Phillip survives the boat accident only to be trapped on an island with a black man and a cat. The accident leaves Phillip blind. Not only does he have to learn adjust to his blindness, but he must learn to survive on the barren island in the Caribbean Sea. Phillip is also faced with other challenges including a hurricane. This book gives the reader a better understanding of how to survive.



Story Elements PowerPoint to use with The Cay

Language Arts PowerPoint

Reading Comprehension and Constructive Response


Boating Safety





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