by Theodore Taylor
The Cay Resources
Check out the homepage of the author, which includes info on his books and his life.
Learn about the long and tumultuous history of the island where Phillip lived with his family.
Want to know more about what it was like for everyday people to live through World War II? Check out this BBC website geared toward kids.
Movie or TV Productions
This made-for-TV adaptation stars James Earl Jones.
Articles & Interviews
A great article about the creature Phillip suspects grabbed his hand down in the fishing hole.
Read the obituary the Washington Post wrote on Taylor when he passed away in 2006.
An article about the controversy surrounding the character of Timothy, and also Taylor's prequel Timothy and the Cay.
Check out this World War II artifact: a newsreel about a German U-Boat near Curaçao.
What does Willemstad look like today? Check out this live webcam set up in Willemstad, Curaçao.
What does a hurricane in the Caribbean look like?
Watch this interview with Theodore Taylor. He talks about his life and also about how he came up with his idea for The Cay. (Hint: It has to do with the real-life torpedoing of a ship and a boy stranded on a raft.)
See where Phillip lived on Curaçao.