A famed professional photographer and author a series of children’s books entitled Maurice’s Valises, which follows heroic adventurer Maurice as he searches for the lost treasures of the world (a micro Indiana Jones). The book series, which has won numerous children’s book awards, was motivated by a previous book project, Earth’s Elders: The Wisdom of the World’s Oldest People. An Emmy Award– winning NBC two-part series on aging took Jerry traveling around the world for four years, meeting and photographing the oldest people on the planet, all of whom possessed remarkable insight and wisdom. Inspired by all of this the world of Treasure Trekkers was created.