They didn't look like pirates: they looked like ordinary fishermen, but with eyes as quick and glittering as their knives ...
Trung's adventure begins in the dead of night. He and his father escape the soldiers with guns. But what awaits them across the dark sea? Across the Dark Sea features a fishing boat used to flee Vietnam after the war. It is based on an actual boat, the Hong Hai, which is now part of the National Museum's collection.
About the Author
Wendy Orr is the award-winning author of Ark in the Park, Peeling the Onion and Nim's Island, which was made into a film starring Jodie Foster
About the illustrator
Donna Rawlins is the illustrator of River Boy.
Series: Making Tracks
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: May 2006
Publisher: National Museum of Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.09