Grade 3

Theme 5: Voyages

Across the Wide Dark Sea

Across the Wide Dark Sea by Jean Van Leeuwen

Dial Books

Meet the Author

As a child, Jean Van Leeuwen always had a book in her hands—when visiting, in the car, or even under her bed covers. She started to write her first book, a horse story, in the sixth grade. She didn't have a plan for the book, though, so she gave up on it after only a few chapters. It was a long time before she began to write children's stories again.

Activities and Resources
eWord Game eGlossary Mayflower Model