When Jessie Came Across the Sea

By Amy Hest

Illustrated by P. J. Lynch

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.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780744569636
  • Published: 04 Oct 1999
  • Price: £7.99
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  • Size: 255 x 280 mm
  • Pages: 40

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'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

'This gentle, romantic story ends on a note of aching joy that brought a tear to the eye of this reviewer.' The Irish Times

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