HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Me . . . Jane (Mcdonnell, Patrick) by…
Loading...

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

by Patrick McDonnell

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
4988420,501 (4.28)4
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

Work details

Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell (2011)

Recently added bykeith7, mamazee, DanielleMD, private library, HoyaKids, eyelevelbooks

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 4 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 83 (next | show all)
This book is about a young girl named Jane and her toy chimpanzee named Jubilee she starts to wonder what it would be like having a life help helping animals and one day that dream comes true. This is a great book for children that love animals. The artwork is fun and inviting.
  mackenzie27 | Jun 7, 2015 |
This Caldecott Honor Book tells the story of a little girl named Jane, who grew up to become the famous primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall. McDonnell describes how Jane read books about Tarzan and Jane, and dreamed of a life in Africa, living with, and helping, all animals. The author explains how at night, Jane would tuck her stuffed toy chimpanzee into bed with her, say her prayers, and fall asleep, to awake one day to her dream come true. An "Afterward" by the author provides more background on Jane Goodall, followed by “A Message from Jane” about how each one of us can make a difference.
  ThisIsNotSophie | Jun 3, 2015 |
This is a story about a little girl named Jane. Jane loved the outdoors and was fascinated with nature. She spent countless hours research animals and had always dreamed to travel to the jungles of Africa. No matter where she went, she would always carry around her monkey, Jubilee, who would stay by her side. She never knew one day her dreams would come true, as well as become a famous icon for her hard work. This will be added to some of my all time favorite books! It is one i would recommend everyone reading. Even though it is short, it show how someone so young can make a difference in our world. ( )
  la560 | Apr 9, 2015 |
Curiosity is an aspect of life that can take one to far places, places they are seen in their dreams. Jane aspires to be living in jungle with animals when she becomes an adult. She often read stories of Tarzan and Jane as a child with hopes of becoming the next Jane. This story allows the readers to think above and beyond their normal comprehension. It can teach the readers that nothing is too big for one persons dream. There is no dream that cant be accomplished. Being curious allows one to explore the world from a different perspective than usual. I would read this book to a group of first graders because I feel as though they will be able to understand the concept of curiosity. They will be able to relate to Jane and her aspirations as a young child. ( )
  mbabst | Apr 8, 2015 |
Young readers just need encouragement to never give up. Dr. Jane is a true inspiration, with a kind soul. She brings fascination to chimpanzees and all animals alike.Illustrations provide a good flow to the plot.
  JoseJay | Mar 15, 2015 |
Showing 1-5 of 83 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
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.
Haiku summary

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)

(see all 2 descriptions)

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.

(summary from another edition)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
59 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.28)
0.5
1
1.5
2 4
2.5
3 11
3.5 7
4 58
4.5 7
5 61

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 97,894,220 books! | Top bar: Always visible