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When Jessie Came Across the Sea

Hest, Amy

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ISBN 10: 0763600946 / ISBN 13: 9780763600945
Published by Candlewick Pr, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: When Jessie Came Across the Sea

Publisher: Candlewick Pr, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed & Inscribed By Author

Edition: 3rd Printing.

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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.

Exquisitely illustrated by P.J. Lynch, with paintings that glow with warmth and carefully observed detail, WHEN JESSIE COMES ACROSS THE SEA transcends time and culture in a tribute to the courage and hope of all who seek a better life. It is destined to become a modern classic.

About the Author:

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 prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal on two occasions, first for The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski, and again for When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest. He lives in Dublin with his wife and their three young children. Find him online at www.pjlynchgallery.blogspot.co.uk and on Twitter as @PJLynchArt.

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