Across the Blue Pacific: A World War II Story by Louise BordenAcross the Blue Pacific: A World War II Story by Louise Borden

Across the Blue Pacific: A World War II Story

byLouise BordenIllustratorRobert Andrew Parker

Paperback | September 29, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 58 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


"[Its] message is timeless."- Horn Book

When the United States enters World War II, Molly is attending Beechwood Elementary. But her thoughts are with Ted Walker, her neighbor who is serving aboard a ship in the South Atlantic. Three years later, the war is still going on. Ted is still at sea, but he has been given a new assignment-as an officer of the USS Albacore, a submarine in the Pacific Ocean. Somewhere on the other side of the world, Ted and his crew are carrying out dangerous missions. No one knows when, or if, they will come home, and Molly must find a way to live with the cruel reality of war.

Louise Borden is the author of many books. Across the Blue Pacific is based on the true story of her uncle Theodore Taylor Walker, who served aboard the USS Albacore . She lives in Terrace Park, Ohio. Visit her website at Robert Andrew Parker is an illustrator and writer of books for children. He lives in Wes...
Title:Across the Blue Pacific: A World War II StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.17 inPublished:September 29, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054455552X

ISBN - 13:9780544555525


Editorial Reviews

Though this story of loss is set in the 1940s, its message is timeless. . . . The retrospective narrative lends Molly's sorrow distance without diluting its significance; it also allows her to commend the wisdom of such remembrance." - Horn Book Horn Book"This elegant book speaks to the far-reaching effects of war and the healing power of memory." Publishers Weekly "