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When Jessie Came Across the Sea. by Amy Hest - Signed First Edition - 1997. - from Black Cat Hill Books and Biblio.com

When Jessie Came Across the Sea.

by Amy Hest

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Cambridge, MA Candlewick Press, 1997. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. 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.


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