Me...Jane

Me...Jane

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Overview

Winner of the Caldecott Honor

Patrick McDonnell-beloved, bestselling author-artist and creator of the Mutts syndicated comic strip--shares the inspiring story of young Jane Goodall, the legendary and inspiring conservationist featured in the hit documentary film Jane.

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. With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall's autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young--and young at heart.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316210102
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 334,523
File size: 14 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Patrick McDonnell is the author and illustrator of Tek: The Modern Cave Boy, Thank You and Good Night, A Perfectly Messed-Up Story, The Monsters' Monster, and Me...Jane, a Caldecott Honor Book. He is also the creator of the internationally syndicated comic strip Mutts, which inspired his picture books The Gift of Nothing, Hug Time, and others. He lives in New Jersey.

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Me ... Jane 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
BookHounds More than 1 year ago
You probably will recognize the sweet drawing style of Patrick McDonnell if you are a fan of the comic strip, MUTTS. I just adore his style and the art work in this book about Jane Goodall and her stuffed chimpanzee is just fantastic. There is a sort of dreamy quality to the work and there are little details much like scrapbooking and stamping. This should make an excellent addition to any child library as a first reader that any one would enjoy. I really enjoyed the story about Jane and her stuffed chimpanzee, Jubilee and was educated about her drive as well as entertained.
LaineyBelle More than 1 year ago
McDonnell is both author and illustrator in this fun tale of Jane Goodall and the passion for animals that was instilled in her from a young age.The India ink and watercolor create a beautiful pictorial representation to the story and show the animals in a fairy tale way. The vocabulary, pictures and story line make it a wonderful and informative read for young children.
mmgomez1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a coloful picture book with a simple message, that tells a brief story about James Goodall childhood love affair with nature, and how it inspired her career. She has a stuffed chimpanzee, she loves the outdoors, she has fun learning new things about nature and then... she becomes who we all know her to be, the world-famous chimpanzee researcher.
aconant05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jane is a young girl who has a stuffed animal monkey that she plays with all the time. She dreams of living with and helping animals. At the end of the book, you see that her dream came true!The illustrations were cute and fantastic, really the best part of the book. It was powerful on the last page when it changed from illustrations to a real life picture of Jane. The writing wasn¿t the most interesting; the pictures were what really made you want to keep turning the page. However, the biographical information at the end was very engaging.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Me¿Jane is a short biography of the childhood of Jane Goodall, who loved animals as a child and grew up to study chimpanzees as an adult. The bio is told in short stories that are related in simple text with childlike illustrations.¿One day, curious Jane wondered where eggs came from.So she and Jubilee snuck into Grandma Nutt¿s chicken coop¿hid behind some straw, stayed very still¿And observed the miracle.¿
jmvarnad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is all about Jane Goodall. She is not scientist who studies Gorillas. This is a story about he childhood and her adventures with her toy money. This I a great kid story to introduce them to Jane and her work.
brittneydufrene on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this picture book biography. It goes into detail about Goodall's childhood and her dreams to live and work in Africa. Showing children to never give up on their dreams and hope! A great story for encouragement.
Kcarline143 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about Jane Addoll and her adventures of being an Ecologist. She studies chimps to human relationships. This is a great book to introduce biographies to students.
Ms.Elkins on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beautiful, charming illustrations story about the childhood of Jane Goodall. Not sure why it's classifed as fiction since it appears to be an accurate description of her childhood and includes childhood drawings and pictures as well as an afterword by Ms. Goodall, herself.
BrynDahlquis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good story for young kids, especially those interested in animals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Patrick McDonnel's wonderful illustrations make for a lively backdrop to the story of young Jane and her interest in the natural world from a young age. This is a great introduction for young kids to Jane Goodall's extraordinary life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me...Jane is a great book. It is about a curious girl named ane who lovJes to explore. Her dream is to go to Africa, and she does and becomes Jane Goodall, who is a world famous primatologist. It’s amazing illustrations speak so much to the overall ideas of the book. It’s a real example that if you set your mind to it, you can do anything. Jane wanted to go to Africa, and she made a plan that worked. One of its greatest assets is that it not only speaks to young kids, but it also speaks to older kids and adults, because they remember how it was to be an adventurous youngster. Jane is curious and adventurous, just like most kids, but her drive to succeed helps her achieve her goals. Me...Jane is a remarkable picture book, and I would personally recommend it to anyone I know.
mrsvaljones More than 1 year ago
In this story, a young girl named Jane loves everything about nature. She reads about and draws all of the plants, insects, and animals that she discovers with her stuffed chimpanzee Jubliee. She even reads a story about Tarzan in Africa and his friend Jane, who live with and save animals. Jane is very inspired, and her passion leads her to fulfill her own dream. Beautifully, illustrated, the story of how Jane Goodall life in nature as a child inspires her to follow her dreams. Includes a brief biography of Jane Goodall and a message from Jane herself. *Caldecott Honor Book, recommended for readers age 1 and up.
Jenelle1975 More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my sixth grade science students, they just loved it (previously we read a two-page biography of Goodall, they enjoyed this MUCH more!). The illustrations are lovely and charming, and the kids all wanted to read it on their own throughout the week to enjoy the pictures close up. :)
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