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When Jessie Came Across the Sea
Contributor(s): Hest, Amy (Author), Lynch, P. J. (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 076361274X     ISBN-13: 9780763612740
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2003
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Annotation: 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. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Emigration & Immigration
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Multigenerational
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 6-9
Grade Level: 1-4
Lexile Measure: 470(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.15" H x 11.04" W x 10" (0.52 lbs) 40 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 1851-1899
- Ethnic Orientation - Jewish
- Geographic Orientation - New York
- Locality - New York, N.Y.
Features: Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: PW Notes and Reprints 11/03/2003 pg. 77
Publishers Weekly 11/03/2003
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 17745
Reading Level: 3.2   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher 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.
 
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