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

by Patrick McDonnell

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Member:GeorginaMV
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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Jane is a young girl that loves outdoor adventures. She has a stuffed toy chimpanzee names Jubillee that she takes everywhere. She loves to learn about trees, plants, birds and the jungles of Africa. Everyday Jane dreams about waking up in Africa. One day her dream comes true and she is able to visit Africa.
  violetkulch | Nov 29, 2016 |
The true story of young Jane Goodall, and her toy chimpanzee. She dreams of a life helping animals, and the story follows the path of her following her passion.
  dineenvallance | Nov 29, 2016 |
In Me… Jane, Patrick McDonnell takes a different focus for his biography of Jane Goodall. Instead of focusing on her adult life, McDonnell spins the biography into an inspirational tale for children of all ages by focusing on Jane Goodall’s love for nature and her dream to live in Africa helping animals as a little girl.

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I couldn’t help by turn to the last page and say, “aww!” when I realized that Jane Goodall truly did accomplish her childhood dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. This book is extremely cute and appealing to younger ages with its soft illustrations and inspirational story.

Classroom extension:
1) Jane Goodall eventually moved to Africa to work with primates. Discuss that the gorillas in Africa live in the rain forest and lead the class into a discussion about the five major types of biomes on Earth. Splitting the class into five groups, assign each group a biome to research and create a presentation for the class.

2) Jane is among many women in history that have changed the world. Provide students the time to research other women in history like Amelia Earhart, Sally Ride, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, etc. Have the students write a journal entry on one woman and why they stood out to them.
  CaitlinHendy | Nov 26, 2016 |
This is a biography about Jane Goodall, and how her passion for animals started. I'm always looking for books that can be tied into different subjects, and that will allow for girls in the class to see strong female role models, and this book definitely fits that. ( )
  danimeineke | Nov 23, 2016 |
Breaking free of the traditional, sequential format of most biographies, this book chooses to give the reader a snapshot of Jane Goodall’s childhood instead of a list of her vast accomplishments. Instead of a timeline of life accomplishments, the reader is provided with a vignette of a typical day for the young, endlessly curious Jane. The illustrations accomplish this using comic book style pen and watercolor illustrations layered with Jane’s own childhood drawings and images from historical science textbooks and almanacs. It is only at the end reveal that we realize that our main character has been an important historical figure all along; for adults, the foreshadowing might have given us some clues about her identity but I find that children with very little background knowledge about Dr. Goodall will end the story not knowing very much about her. This book is a pleasant take on the character-building aspect of the alternative bibliography, and entertains more than it informs. ( )
  lscappel | Nov 8, 2016 |
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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:29 -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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