When Jessie Came Across the Sea

Activity Guide by Kathleen Pelley


When Jessie Came Across the Sea, Written by Amy Hest and illustrated by P.J. Lynch

“There are two gifts we should give our children.  The first is roots.  The other is wings.”  Unknown

Set 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.

Ages: 8-11

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