Jemmy Button

Jemmy Button

By: Alix Barzelay (author), Valerio Vidali (author), Jennifer Uman (author)Hardback

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Description

Inspired by the life of Jemmy Button - a native of Tierra del Fuego who was brought into England in the mid-1800s to be 'educated' and 'civilised' by British missionaries and explorers - this book illustrates Jemmy's adventures in England, his bizarre and extraordinary encounters there, his experience as an outsider in a new land and culture, and his return back home. This book focuses on the theme of distance and homesickness. With Valerio's precision, and Jennifer's primitive style, such collaboration has resulted in a story unlike any other.

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About Author

Alix lives in Tennessee and teaches creative writing to children. She graduated with an MFA from Sarah Lawrence. This is her first children's book. Jennifer is a self-taught painter. She was born and raised in Southern California and now lives in New York. Her art hangs in the home of Wes Anderson and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize E. O. Wilson. Italian illustrator, Valerio, collaborated with the Center Portuguese of Silkscreen in 2009 as their artist in residence. In 2010 the library system of Milan hosted a travelling exhibition of his works with workshops for children.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781848772229
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 48
  • ID: 9781848772229
  • weight: 620
  • ISBN10: 184877222X

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