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Me...Jane

Me...Jane

by Patrick McDonnell
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. 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.
2012 Caldecott Honor Book
Ages
5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Lexile Measure
AD740L
DRA
16
Guided Reading
J
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
1
Genre
Biography and Autobiography

About the Author

Patrick McDonnell Patrick McDonnell is a native of New Jersey. He received the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year in 1999 and Strip of the Year in 1997. A dedicated animal advocate and Genesis Award recipient, Patrick regularly lends his talents to animal-protection groups and issues.

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