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The Cay  Author

The Cay

Author:  Theodore Taylor
ISBN:  038000142X, 0380010038, 044022912X, 0440416639,
Summary:  This award-winning novel remains a powerful classic of prejudice, love, and survival. In 1942, 11-year-old Phillip Enright lives with his parents on the Dutch island of Curaçao, but when the war moves too close for comfort, his mother decides to travel with him back to the safety of Virginia. When their boat is torpedoed, however, Phillip is blinded and finds himself adrift on a life raft with an old black man and a cat. They eventually land on a deserted island. Phillip is suspicious of "the large Negro," but soon grows to trust--and ultimately love--the patient and generous Timothy. Dedicated to "Dr. King's Dream," The Cay has a clear message that friendship is colorblind; it is also a terrific adventure story of a young, newly blinded man learning to survive on an uninhabited island. (Ages 12 and older) --Richard Farr 

Literature-based unit study by:  Kimberly McDaniel.

Note: This unit was written by Kimberly during college, and is thus it is very formal (ie, public teacher-like).  It is a rather large unit, over 100 pages.   It is about 15 meg in size, and so will take a while to download for dial-up users.   It is in Word format (.doc).   It has got K-W-L charts, a bingo game, and lots more.  A great book to use to dive into oceanography!

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