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Me . . . Jane (Mcdonnell, Patrick) (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Patrick McDonnell

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Title:Me . . . Jane (Mcdonnell, Patrick)
Authors:Patrick McDonnell
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2011), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:animals, africa, education, biography, monkeys

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Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell (2011)

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Too cute! ( )
  | Mar 19, 2014 | edit |
This book is about young Jane Goodall and the curiosity that grew inside of her. Goodall grew up loving plants and animals alike and dreamed of working with them one day. Luckily for her, her dreams came true.
  kbesaw | Mar 16, 2014 |
An account of Jane Goodall's childhood, including some early writings and photographs. This one is just beautiful! I was amazed when I recognized the art style, but yes, this came from the same guy who does the newspaper strip about the cat that likes a sock. The art is a combination of simple, charming pen and marker drawings with decoupage-style use of old-time 'global adventurer'-flavored woodcuts that suit the mood of a young girl dreaming about someday becoming an explorer. The final page, in which the drawings transition into a photograph of the adult Goodall in Gombe, is just perfectly executed and made me teary-eyed. Fits best as an early reader, but I could see reading this to an infant or using it as a supplement with other material about Jane Goodall's adult life for older children, so I listed it as "all ages". ( )
  PlasticAtoms | Feb 13, 2014 |
An amazing story about a girl named Jane and her stuffed monkey Jubilee as they explore the great world around them. Jane has a love for animals and the outdoors, and learns as well as explores all that she can about them. Jane reads the book Tarzan and the apes and begins to dream of becoming Jane in the story she reads. Jane dreams about this adventure until one day she fulfills her dreams and experiences life with the apes.
This book is a nice tale of holding onto your dreams and following your heart until you accomplish all that you want. It is nicely illustrated and provides children with hope and determination to be all that they want.

This book is excellent to use as a source of teaching kids to follow their dreams and never give up. It could also be tied into any jungle themed activity. ( )
  Nicolec78 | Feb 12, 2014 |
A fantastic story based on the real life of Jane Goodall. Full of a small girls imagination and wonder at the world outside her door and in her dreams at night.
  gradschool14 | Jan 9, 2014 |
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Wonderfully illustrated, Caldecott Honor, this is a biography of Jane Goodall's childhood.  It describes how Jane's life connection to nature and dedication to learning inspired and lead to her life long dream of living in Africa and working with chimpanzees.  I agree with one of the reviewers and would want to include a story or worksheet that detailed Jane's accomplishments.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316045462, Hardcover)

In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of "a life living with and helping all animals," until one day she finds that her dream has come true.

One of the world's most inspiring women, Dr. Jane Goodall is a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, animal activist, environmentalist, and United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 1977 she founded the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), a global nonprofit organization that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall's autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young--and young at heart.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:43:49 -0400)

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Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. Includes biographical information on the prominent zoologist.

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