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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






Walker Books Ltd

Date published

September 20th, 2002

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  • 40 pages



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