When Jessie Came Across the Sea (Bound for Schools & Libraries)
Amy Hest (Author)
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Description"Hest simply and faithfully holds a mirror to the milestone event for millions of turn-of-the-century immigrants." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) When a young girl from a poor eastern European village learns that she must leave her beloved grandmother for a new life -- and a new love -- in America, they both feel that their hearts will break. The sure and inspired narrative by award-winning author Amy Hest is paired with paintings by P.J. Lynch that glow with warmth and carefully observed detail, creating an unforgettable tribute to the immigrant experience.
September 29, 2003
11.1 X 0.43 X 10.18 inches | 1.12 pounds
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About the Author
Amy Hest is the author of many award-winning books for children, including the New York Times bestseller, Kiss Good Night. She lives in New York, New York.