When Jessoie Came Across the Sea

By: Hest, Amy; Lynch, P. J. (illustrator)

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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.

Title: When Jessoie Came Across the Sea

Author Name: Hest, Amy; Lynch, P. J. (illustrator)

Categories: Book, Children's, Jewish Interest,

Edition: First

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Candlewick: 1997

ISBN Number: 0763600946

ISBN Number 13: 9780763600945

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good++

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Seller ID: 13040

Description: Small name sticker on ffep, otherwise as new. When Jessie, who lives in a poor village in Eastern Europe, is chosen by the rabbi to travel to America and must leave her grandmother behind, they both feel as if their hearts will break. This story of immigrant heritage follows Jessie across the ocean to a new life--and a new love--in America. Full color.