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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
Tags:animals, africa, education, biography, monkeys

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Me . . . Jane by Patrick McDonnell (2011)



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Summary: Me...Jane is about a little girl named Jane who loves to observe things with her stuffed animal monkey, Jubilee. Jane likes to climb trees, or hide in the chicken coop to observe the birth of an egg. When she read Tarzan, she wanted to be in the jungle just like him, and when she grows up, she does just that.

Personal Connection: I like the way in which this biography was composed- it is fictionalized, but tells the story story of Jane Goodall (including a picture of her at the end). I also liked the information about her at the end of the book.

-Meet the author book reading: https://www.teachingbooks.net/book_reading.cgi?id=4985
-Author interview: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/features/patrickmcdonnell/book-me-jane.html
-Orbis Pictus Award, 2012
-Caldecott Medal, 2012
-Charlotte Zolotow Award 2012

Application to Teaching: Would be great for a unit on important people/women in history, or a unit on central message/following your dreams. It would also work well for instruction in a biographies unit to display different ways of constructing a biography or autobiography. ( )
  alliecipolla | Jul 19, 2017 |
Quote: "At night Jane would tuck Jubilee into bed, say her prayers, and fall asleep...to awake one day...to her dream come true."

Text treasure: Her dream came true, I thought it was fiction until the last page. ( )
  phamvunancy | Jul 7, 2017 |
This book gives a simplified version of Jane Goodall's childhood and her inspirations to become an anthropologist. It has two different styles of pictures, one simple watercolor that shows her life, and others detailed sketches that are more scientific, of animals and plants. It ends with a more detailed biography along with a letter from Jane urging young people to take responsibility for their own choices, and to do things that are good for the environment and for the people around them.
  widdowsd | May 9, 2017 |
Very cute book to inspire little ones - very well illustrated and a good story. ( )
  KatKealy | Apr 12, 2017 |
I didn’t really like the book to much due to the fact the it jumps so far in the end. I do think the pictures are interesting. This story is about Jane Goodall. Jane had a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee while growing up. Jane loved to be outside. One day she wanted to know where eggs come from. She hung out in the chicken coop to find out. She named her favorite tree beach. Jane loves to read the story of Tarzan and Jane. She dreams of being in Africa. As an adult Jana makes it to Africa. Teachers can do a printable word find for students. Techers can also give students a chimpanzee coloring page. ( )
  Jennifer_McLeod | Mar 26, 2017 |
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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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