The bond that Timothy and Phillip develop is a heart warming friendship. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the widget. Timothy and Phillip prepare as best they can, but their shelter is blown away. Phillip Enright, the 11 year-old main character, is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. When German U-boats surround the island of Curacao, his mother who is frightened wants to go back to the Netherlands and take her son with her. Timothy makes Phillip a cane to help him get around the island, and Phillip learns how to do things like fish. When Phillip realizes that their chances of being rescued are slim he becomes afraid and anxious of being left on the cay forever.
Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor any- o. His blindness causes Phillip to become a stubborn character, as he continually blames Timothy for their misfortune p. Phillip was always taught to look down on black people because most of them worked in the ship yard. He must conquer his fear alone. Unfortunately, after protecting Phillip from the storm, Timothy dies and Phillip is left to survive on the island alone.
I loved the cover photo which was of Timothy but never read it until 5-10 years ago. Powerfully told, the author was a sailor, so he really knows his background. He is now married with three children and lives in California. Once the German submarines blow up the S. Timothy: West Indian native of in , is marooned with Phillip. Phillip is blinded during the shipwreck and ends up on a life raft with only an old man named Timothy and a cat.
A white boy and an old black sailor man find themselves adrift with little hope of rescue … and the boy is blind. Timothy builds a shelter on the raft for the two to rest under. This book is about a boy named Philip who is in the middle of a war and his father is in the battle. A plane flies overhead once, but Phillip is unable to get the pilot's attention with the signal fire. The man, boy, and cat drift in the sea and finally happen upon a small cay island. We also meet Phillip's father, who works for one of the oil refineries and is the reason the family relocated from Virginia to Curaçao. I can only imagine the shock of those who arrived on the island.
In no time he successfully flags down a plane. Yet when they arrive on the island, it is the West Indian who shows courage, grit and warmth to help them survive for the time being. The mood varies throughout the novel from tense in the midst of character conflicts, suspenseful during their struggles with mother nature, and at times tedious while the characters are stranded on the island. They will also contribute to a class time line. Racism Phillip is in the beginning and throughout the early parts of the novel skeptical of blacks, which seems partially provoked by his mother, who is described as homesick for Virginia and unused to. Phillip worries for Stew Cat's safety, but Timothy performs a ritual that doesn't hurt the cat in the least, though it scares Phillip to death. The whole harbor is on edge.
Phillip Enright is a young 11 year old boy living on a small island named Curacao in the middle of a war with the Germans. I won't spoil it, but it's an incredibly powerful, sad and inspirational story. Taylors message is not to judge a book by its cover. The Germans lead these two strangers to each other and turn them into brothers. Sadly timothy died from Malaria and from saving Phillips life in the severe tropical storm that hit them.
I just finished audiobooking it and really loved it. Taylor based the character of the boy in his book on a child who was aboard the Hato, when it was torpedoed, who drifts out to sea on a lifeboat. The novel is written in first person point of view, with Phillip as the narrator. Philip, a white boy, and Timothy, an old black man, must survive together on a desert island after their ship is torpedoed and Philip is blinded. Plot The plot in The Cay is a very interesting one.
This is the story of an 11 year old boy, Philip, who ends up stranded on a small remote island with an old West Indian man named Timothy, and a cat named Stew Cat after the ship they were on was torpedoed. I just finished audiobooking it and really loved it. Phillip is quite spoilt at home and he cannot fend for himself. She asked me if I would also read it. Philip loses his sight after the bomb.