Jemmy Button (Hardcover)

By Valerio Vidali, Jennifer Uman, Alix Barzelay

Templar Books, 9780763664879, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2013



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.

About the Author

Jennifer Uman is a self-taught painter and illustrator. Her work has appeared in the "New York Times" and in publications throughout the world. This is her first illustrated book.

Valerio Vidali is an Italian illustrator. His work has been published in several countries and has received notable recognition in competitions and exhibitions arround the world