Me...Jane
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Me…Jane

Patrick McDonnell

In his characteristic heartwarming and minimalistic style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of a 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

Review

The inspirational Jane Goodall turned a love of nature into a lifetime’s work with chimpanzees in Tanzania. From hiding in the chicken coop so she could understand the miracle of an egg to leading a club called ‘The Alligator Society’, her drawings, puzzles and observations of the natural world showed her passion from an early age.

Me … Jane’s charm is in its simplicity and sweet portrayal of Jane’s life and her respect for the environment and the animals. As she says in her afterword, ‘Each one of us can make a difference, the life of each one of us matters in the scheme of things’. A delightful introduction to the life of an amazing woman.

For readers aged three and up.

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