Across the Dark Sea – Orr, Wendy

<p>Across the Dark Sea</p>

Title

Across the Dark Sea

Author

Orr, Wendy

Illustrator

Rawlins, Donna

Publisher

National Museum of Australia Press

Published Date

2006

Annotation

Trung's mother and little sister are left behind in Vietnam. His journey to Australia, in a crowded fishing boat, is dangerous and frightening. His estranged father is unable to offer much comfort. Once in Australia, Trung is faced with many unfamiliar cultural traditions. Life is better when Trung befriends Andrew, and a letter arrives from his mother in Vietnam.

Key Concepts

Family, Friendship, Hope, Refugees, Resilience

Audience

Primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK110, ACHASSK111, ACHASSK112, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK134, ACHASSK135, ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137, ACHASSK138, ACHASSK139, ACHASSK140, ACHASSK141