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ISBN-10: 0316045462
ISBN-13: 9780316045469
Author: McDonnell, Patrick
Interest Level: P-2
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

Publication Date: April 2011

Copyright: 2011

Page Count: 40

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Interest Level

Grades P-2

Reading Level

Guided Reading: L
Lexile: AD740L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Animal Welfare

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Apes, Monkeys, etc

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Curiosities & Wonders

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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Cheryl Dickemper, Collection Development Manager

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8/16/2011 12:59:26 PM
I cannot get enough of this gorgeous and touching picture book biography of Jane Goodall by the creator of the Mutts comic strip. The text is simple and direct, narrating how Jane’s love of the natural world (and her stuffed toy chimp Jubilee) led her to become a famous zoologist and activist. Real photos of Jane Goodall as a child (holding Jubilee) and as an adult (interacting with a real chimpanzee) open and close the book, and the transition between those and McDonnell’s illustrations is both visually and emotionally stunning. Me…Jane is great for units on ecology and conservation, discussions of famous women in science, and as an inspirational read.