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When Jessie Came Across the Sea.

Amy Hest.

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ISBN 10: 0763600946 / ISBN 13: 9780763600945
Published by Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA, 1997
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SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed, so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. Author signature on Chinaberry Bookstore sticker, sticker with residue; signature clear with a drawn-in heart. DJ just a hint of wear to the corner tips and at the head and heel of the back-strip; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 4to. 36pp. Illustrated by P.J. Lynch. Hardback with DJ. This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the coming-of age story of a young Jewish girl in an eloquent historically-based fashion. Jessie, a poor Jewish girl in a land far away, lives with her grandmother in a small village. A letter is sent to the Rabbi of the village asking that he come to America. Feeling that he must stay with his people, the Rabbi sends Jessie as his representative. Young Jessie journeys to America and, over the next three years, writes her grandmother who still lives in the village to tell her of her many adventures. The illustrations in this book, done in watercolor and guache, are so very realistic that even the most minute details ae brought to life. The text and the pictures form a cohesive partnership, even down to the placement of the text on the page and the font chosen as Jessie writes to her grandmother. This book may be used with primary and intermediate grades in American History units involving discussions of emigration to the United States. Considering that this book holds and endorsement from the Jewish Museum of New York City for its historical authenticity, it may also be used in units that discuss the cultural diversity of the United States. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Bookseller Inventory # 36454

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Title: When Jessie Came Across the Sea.

Publisher: Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Ed, so stated.

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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.

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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