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Created: 14th August, 2015

Jemmy Button

Author: Jennifer Uman
Illustrator: Valerio Vidali
Publisher: Templar

Inspired by the true story of a native boy from Tierra del Fuego, brought to England to be ‘civilised’, Jemmy Button is a touching story about the wonder of being somewhere new and different, while feeling the ‘pull’ of home.

The story of Jemmy’s journey and encounters in the strange, unfamiliar land of England is told through the engaging and descriptive text and the beautifully poignant mixed-media illustrations that accompany it. It is difficult not to share in Jemmy’s feelings of surprise, isolation, wonder and longing, and experience some of the excitement of his voyage to this new place, and his subsequent journey home.

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