When Jessie came across the sea

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Candlewick Press,
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1st U.S. ed.
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.
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Grouped Work ID b4244ecb-e904-236f-395f-375ee315bdda
Full title when jessie came across the sea
Author hest amy
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subject_facet Emigration and immigration -- Fiction, Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction, Jews -- Fiction, Jews -- Juvenile fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
title_display When Jessie came across the sea
title_full When Jessie came across the sea / Amy Hest ; illustrated by P.J. Lynch
title_short When Jessie came across the sea
topic_facet Emigration and immigration, Grandmothers, Jews, Orphans