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- DescriptionSet at the turn of the 19th century, this is the story of a young girl's adventure. Voyaging across the sea to a new life in America, Jessie leaves behind her village home and her beloved Grandmother, to whom she entrusts a precious keepsake, hoping that one day they will be reunited.
- Author BiographyAmy 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.
- PrizesWinner of LA Kate Greenaway Medal 1998 and Kate Greenaway Medal 1998.
- Author(s)Amy Hest
- PublisherWalker Books Ltd
- Date of Publication04/10/1999
- SubjectPicture Books
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintWalker Books Ltd
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight82 g
- Width280 mm
- Height255 mm
- Spine5 mm
- Illustrator(s)P. J. Lynch
- Reading Age5+
- Interest AgeFrom 5
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