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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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Book tells the story of a little girl named Jane, who grew up to become the famous primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall.
  Robinjhud | Jul 24, 2015 |
This is a book about a young girl that loves animals and dreams of one day moving to Africa to live and take care of the animals.

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I love this book because it shows children to dream big and that one day their dreams will come true.

1. Have the children write or tell about their dreams.
2. Construct the classroom into a jungle like in the story.
3. Have a day where the children dress up as their favorite jungle animal. ( )
  olivyahall | Jul 8, 2015 |
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 |
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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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