Jemmy Button

Jemmy Button

Book - 2012
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A beautiful collaboration based on a true story.

Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali discovered a mutual interest in this story and overcame language obstacles with the help of translators. Jemmy Button, a native of Tierra del Fuego, was brought to England in the mid-1800s to be "educated and civilized." The book illustrates Jemmy's adventures in England, his extraordinary encounters, his homesickness and experiences as an outsider in a strange land, and his return home.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Templar Pub., c2012
ISBN: 9780763664879
Branch Call Number: J FF BAR
Characteristics: [48] p. :,col. ill. ;,31 cm


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Nov 11, 2017

This is beautiful book and well told story, but it made me really sad, even though he returns home in the end. It's a collaboration, in story and illustration, and interesting for artists, I think, in that respect as well. Recommend, but comes with an ache.

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