The Cay Summary
Theodore Taylor

Everything you need to understand or teach The Cay by Theodore Taylor.

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  • 30 The Cay Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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The Cay Overview

"The Cay" is a children's novel by Theodore Taylor which revolves around eleven year-old Phillip Enright's quest to return to the United States during World War II from a Dutch-held island. The ship on which Phillip travels is torpedoed, and Phillip must rely on an elderly, black West Indian man to get him to safety in spite of a prejudiced upbringing. As such, "The Cay" deals with important themes such as coming of age and friendship.

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The Cay Study Guide

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