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The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps (edition 2011)

by Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)

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Title:The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
Authors:Jeanette Winter
Other authors:Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
Info:Schwartz & Wade (2011), Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Non-fiction, biography, picture book, grades k-3

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Jane Goodall loved watching animals, it didn't matter what kind of animal as along as she was always learning something new about that certain type of animal. As a child she would always be outside. You could say that Jane Goodall was not much a girly girl type as she would rather be jumping out of piles of leaves than playing dress up. As she got older her interest for animals grew each year. Jane loved the book, Dr. Dolittle who could talk to animals, and she wanted to live like Tarzan in the jungles of Africa. While working at her job, a professor had approached Jane and told her that there was a job opening where she would be able to observe chimps. She took the job and was going to go to Africa and study chimps. The only problem about this job was that she would have to go deep into the jungles of Africa by herself. Once she arrived where she would be studying the chimps, she got right to work. The chimps where not accepting of Jane at first, but with in time the chief of the chimps came and encountered Jane, once he saw that she was not a threat to the pack, the other chimps started to accept Jane. As time went on Jane was able to be one of the chimps, and she got to see how they lived. Jane's time was up in the jungle and she had to go home, but while she was back in the states the homes of chimps in Africa were being burned down and poachers were capturing the animals to sell so they could either be tested on or sold to the circus. Once Jane had found out that this was happening she went back to save her furry animal friends, and protested all over Africa and even throughout the United States to make people aware of what was happening. She thought that she was most at home when she was with the chimps, so she ended up staying with them ( )
  Analley | Jan 26, 2015 |
This book is about Jane Goodall finding her love for apes by observing them in their habitat. This is a very cute book! It teaches children ot only about Goodall's life, but how she never stopped doing what she loved. ( )
  kwolinski | Dec 1, 2014 |
Jane Goodall finds that she loves observing animals. When she becomes older, she sails out and observes apes. She finds that Apes have peculiar traits and habits. ( )
  Y-NhiVu | Nov 28, 2014 |
"The Watcher: Jane Goodall's life with the Chimps" By Jeanette Winter is about Jane Goodall and her story about how she started observing chimps. Teachers can read this book to the students to inform them about Jane Goodall and how she started. I did not know anything about Jane Goodall until my children literature teacher read this to the class. It is a biography but also have a good story line to it. ( )
  thnguyen | Nov 26, 2014 |
This is a story about a girl who loved to watch animals as a child. When she got older she went to Kenya to learn about chimps. Then, she went to Tanzia, to study the chimps and their habitat. For a while, she did not get much information. She was almost to the point of leaving. Finally, she started interacting with the chimps, and she discovered things people did not know about chimps! Very cute book. I love it, because it is encouraging to children to never stop chasing their dreams! ( )
  kfisher524 | Nov 25, 2014 |
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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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