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When Jessie Came Across the Sea

Written by Amy Hest

Illustrated by P. J. Lynch

When Jessie Came Across the Sea Synopsis

In an inspiring pairing, Amy Hest and P.J. Lynch create an unforgettable tribute to the immigrant experience. Jessie lives with her grandmother in a poor village in the valleys of eastern Europe. When, to everyone's surprise, young Jessie is chosen by the village rabbi to travel to America, and to leave her grandmother behind, they both feel their hearts will break. Award-winning author Amy Hest brings her sure and inspired touch to the story of our immigrant heritage as she follows Jessie across the ocean to a new life--and a new love--in America.

When Jessie Came Across the Sea Press Reviews

This gentle, romantic story ends on a note of aching joy that brought a tear to the eye of this reviewer. * The Irish Times * Brings alive a period and it's people so immediately, it's almost painful... This is an arresting piece of work that takes the picture book into another dimesion. * Scotland on Sunday *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780744569636
Publication date: 1st September 1999
Author: Amy Hest
Illustrator: P. J. Lynch
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Amy Hest

Amy Hest is the author of many much-loved and bestselling picture books, including Kiss Good Night, illustrated by Anita Jeram, and Charley's First Night and When Charley Met Granpa, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. About this book, she says, I love snuggling up with someone special on those beautiful snowy nights ... I love cocoa! Amy Hest lives in New York City, USA. Find her online at www.amyhest.com. P.J. Lynch has won many awards throughout his incredible illustrative career, including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal three times, the Irish Bisto Book of the Year award and the ...

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