When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest

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Set at the turn of the 19th century, this is the story of Jessie who lives with her grandmother in a poor village. Their life is simple, but happy. Then one day, the village rabbi receives a ticket to America and decides that Jessie should be the one to go. The story of her journey unfolds.
 

About Amy Hest

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Children's book author Amy Hest was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a children's librarian in the New York Public Library system and in the children's book publishing industry. She has written over thirty children's books, many of which included family and intergenerational themes. She currently lives with her husband in Manhattan.
 
Published November 3, 1997 by Walker Books Ltd. 37 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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"With this tale of a 13-year-old girl's journey from a shtetl in Eastern Europe to America, the author simply and faithfully holds a mirror to the milestone event for millions of immigrant

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"With this tale of a 13-year-old girl's journey from a shtetl in Eastern Europe to America, the author simply and faithfully holds a mirror to the milestone event for millions of immigrants," wrote PW in a starred review.

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With this tale of a 13-year-old girl's journey from a shtetl in Eastern Europe to America, Hest (Love You, Soldier) simply and faithfully holds a mirror to the milestone event for millions of turn-of-

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