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When Jessie Came Across the Sea Award-winning

by Amy Hest (author) and P.J. Lynch (illustrator)

Suitable for 5 - 8 years

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From a small Irish village to the clamour of New York City, follow Jessie’s epic historical journey. A classic picture book brought to life by P. J. Lynch’s masterful illustrations. Voyaging across the sea to a new life in America, Jessie leaves all that she knows and loves behind. Before she leaves she entrusts a precious keepsake to her beloved grandmother, hoping that one day they will be reunited…

  • A picture book classic about a young girl’s epic journey
  • With dazzling artwork by master illustrator P.J. Lynch
  • Mirrors the experiences of 19th century Irish migrants
  • Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration

“This gentle, romantic story ends on a note of aching joy that brought a tear to the eye of this reviewer.” The Irish Times

Product Details

Catalogue number

538 in Setanta Primary November 2018 and 71 in Setanta Primary September 2018






Walker Books Ltd

Date published

September 20th, 2002

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  • 40 pages



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