Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell
  

Me...Jane

Written by Patrick McDonnell
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Synopsis

Me...Jane by 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

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McDonnell's book is... inspirational. -- The Horn Book, starred review A Charlotte Zolotow Award WinnerA Horn Book Fanfare BookA New York Times Best Illustrated Children's BookA New York Times Notable Children's BookA Booklist Editor's Choice BookA Kirkus Reviews Best BookA Kids

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McDonnell's concentration on [Goodall's] childhood fantasies carries a strong message to readers that their own dreams--even the wildly improbable ones--may be realizable, too. --Publishers Weekly [A] tender homage... engaging... an appealing and satisfying introduction to a well-known scientist and activist. --School Library Journal McDonnell's skill as a cartoonist enables him to express Goodall's joy, wonder and satisfaction with a simple stroke of the pen. --New York Times Children will appreciate McDonnell's original format and take heart that interests logged in their own diaries might turn into lifelong passions. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review McDonnell's book is... inspirational. --The Horn Book, starred review This remarkable picture book is one of the few that speaks, in a meaningful way, to all ages. --Booklist, starred review McDonnell's book is... inspirational. The Horn Book, starred review A 2012 Caldecott Honor BookA Charlotte Zolotow Award WinnerA Horn Book Fanfare BookA New York Times Best Illustrated Children's BookA New York Times Notable Children's BookA Booklist Editor's Choice BookA Kirkus Reviews Best BookA Kids

Choice Silver Honor BookA National Parenting Publications Awards Gold WinnerA Booklinks Lasting Connections BookA 2014 Illinois Monarch Children

About the Author

Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the Mutts comic strip, which recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary, as well as several bestselling children's books including Wag!, The Gift of Nothing, Just Like Heaven, South, Hug Time, and Art. He has been hailed as 'the next Charles Schulz.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Patrick McDonnell
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Publisher

Little, Brown Young Readers an imprint of Little, Brown & Company

Publication date

5th April 2011

ISBN

9780316045469


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