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User Review  - RuthFinnigan - LibraryThing

Love this book and it's telling of Jane Goodall's life. I think it is great to show that grown ups who do gret things, were once just as young as our young readers and dreamt of what they loved to learn about. Read full review

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This beautifully illustrated book is all about Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. The plot is the journey Jane takes from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to her worldwide crusade to save these primates who are now in danger of extinction, and their habitat. This style of this book is unique and captivating for young readers.  

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This is an excellent picture book that follows the life of Jane Goodall from her childhood in England where she was already watching animals as a young girl, to Africa, where she has made it her life’s work to study chimpanzees. The book includes quotes from Goodall, taken from her autobiographies, which give it an even more authentic feel. The illustrations are colorful, busy, and very appealing, which will keep even the youngest children engaged. Jane’s life and dedication to her work is well-presented here, and thorough enough to interest older children as well.  

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I like this book it told us about her life.

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