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The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the…

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

by Jeanette Winter

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This amazing book follows the life of Jane Goodall and her career as a world famous scientist. The book starts from her childhood and her interest in observing animals, as she grew up she had the opportunity to work in Africa where she closely studied chimpanzees and made groundbreaking discoveries. This book has curios illustrations and describes Goodall's life in great detail. ( )
  ValRodriguez | Feb 5, 2019 |
This book serves as the perfect example of how women should be represented in children’s literature. Winter does a beautiful job of describing Jane Goodall’s interests and passions, leaving out any mention of her physical appearance or romantic interests. Jane Goodall is represented in this biography as a strong woman that knows herself and takes risks to pursue her passion. Her activism is portrayed as an act of heroism, carrying with her “the peace of the forest” and walking “unafraid like Tarzan.” Winter did a phenomenal job of telling Jane Goodall’s inspirational story in a way that any feminist would be proud to share with children. ( )
  AmandaDeroche | Nov 4, 2018 |
This is a biography of Jane Goodall and her work studying chimpanzees. The art style is very fun and bright and the story is short enough to keep a young audience but not so short that you do not get an accurate snapshot of her life and contributions to the world of science. ( )
  Kevin-Kelley | Sep 18, 2018 |
I really enjoyed reading this book. I liked that it began with Jane at a young age to introduce her love for observing and overall wonder of why things happened the way they did. I also like how the book showed reflection and shared some of the thoughts that would be going through Jane's head. ( )
  rabertucci | Sep 16, 2018 |
"The Watcher" did a great job at allowing us a glimpse into the life of Jane Goodall. She was a fascinating woman who left the comfort of her home to live in the forest with chimps to carry out research. The book starts by showing her love for watching animals, any that may be around. It then shows her following her dreams and sailing to Africa. I wish the book mentioned Jane's education, as the story made it seem like she was a young girl who decided to go live in the forest, no trials, denials, or tribulations. I enjoyed how she showed patience in the book when the chimps weren't presenting themselves at first. The illustrations were also fun as the reader could see the chimps hiding from her. I think this book will empower young women to pursue their interests and it also had a great conservation message about deforestation as well. ( )
  owaguespack | Sep 13, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375867740, Hardcover)

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to her worldwide crusade to save these primates who are now in danger of extinction, and their habitat. Young animal lovers and Winter's many fans will welcome this fascinating and moving portrait of an extraordinary person and the animals to whom she has dedicated her life.

The Watcher was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, the Boston Globe, and the Bank Street College of Education.

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This book traces out the life and career of Jane Goodall as a watcher of English fauna to her adult work as scholar of animal behavior in Africa.

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