The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

The title capturesthe essence of Jane Goodall’s life observing nature from childhood on.  Goodall’s patience paid off with the trust she earned from the chimpanzees she studied.   She discovered that chimps made and used tools and ate meat.  Goodall wrote about her observations, but also reluctantly left Africa to educate others about the effects of deforestation and the destruction of the chimp’s habitat.     “The chimpanzees were in danger of becoming extinct.  They needed Jane to speak for them.”  This biography will inspire budding scientists not only to be observant, but also to care about the environment.

48 pages 978-0375867743 Ages 5-9

  Recommended by Beth Yankey, Librarian, Virginia, USA


Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to her worldwide crusade to save these primates who are now in danger of extinction, and their habitat. Young animal lovers and Winter's many fans will welcome this fascinating and moving portrait of an extraordinary person and the animals to whom she has dedicated her life.

The Watcher was named a Best Book of the Year by the Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and the Bank Street College of Education.--from the publisher

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