Me-- Jane

Me-- Jane

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316045469
Branch Call Number: E MCDONNELL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 x 25 cm


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ArapahoeMollie Feb 22, 2018

Tells the story of a young Jane Goodall and how she changed the world for the better.

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ArapahoeMollie Nov 10, 2017

Before gorillas, it was a stuffed chimpanzee.

A simple book about the life of Jane Goodall. It's absolutely wonderful.

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smc01 Feb 27, 2019

Heartwarming and lovely. Completely irresistible for Jane Goodall fans!

LoganLib_Phoebe Jul 03, 2016

A gorgeous inspiring picture book about the early life of Jane Goodall. Lovely artwork including Jane's own work at an early age!

May 10, 2016

Great way to introduce kids to biography, so starts conversations with toddlers while older child can even research more in to the real Jane.
It is simple yet captures the idea of a child growing up and fullfiling a dream and how important that can as her dream helps save animals.

CRRL_CraigG Jul 16, 2015

A peacefully expressive interpretation of Jane Goodall’s childhood through art, actual photographs of Jane, and the drawings of her youth.

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SFPL_PortolaLib Mar 25, 2015

What a special book. McDonnell's art makes for a great picture story, and kids get to learn a little bit about an amazing woman.

KRockstar10 Mar 07, 2014

Fantastic pictures and a wonderful story.


Me . . . Jane operates like a nonfiction gateway drug. Get them hooked on this one and who knows what other picture book bios you might be able to feed them later on down the road. Today Jane Goodall, tomorrow learning about the world. A singular creation, one that does both its author and its subject proud.

arm285 Jun 02, 2012

Whether or not you knew who Jane Goodall was before reading all the way to the end notes, this is a touching tale of pursuing your dreams from yur youth. I do not think that this book is intended to be a biography. The mixed media illustrations are deserving of the Caldecott.

kimrae Apr 15, 2012

Brilliant! Love the illustrations and meaningful story. One can not help but love the stuffed chimpanzee, Jubilee

jazs Nov 29, 2011

NYTimes Notable Children's book for 2011

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Young Jane noticed things. Outdoorsy things. With her stuffed chimp Jubilee at her side, there were lots of mysteries to notice too. Jane was the type to climb tall trees on sunny days, or to hide in the chicken coop to uncover the source of eggs. When she read her Tarzan she’d want to be in Africa with all the animals just like him. And when she got older, her dreams really did come true. Backmatter include a short section “About Jane Goodall” and a “A Message from Jane” herself.


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