My Life with the Chimpanzees
iris loves this book. She asks to read it every night and has memorized all the chimps names and pictures. She even told her teacher that a picture of two chimps in a magazine was of Flo and baby Flint because she recognized it from our book. How cool i...more
"Roots & Shoots Bookshelf: My Life with the Chimpanzees"
Have you ever wondered where Dr. Jane's interest in animals began? Or what her favorite book is?
My Life with the Chimpanzees can answer these questions and more about Dr. Jane's life, her pioneering chimpanzee research and how her career began. Originally written for youth ages 8-12, My Life with the Chimpanzees is an exciting read for both young people...more
My Life With the Chimpanzees is about Jane Goodall, A woman who did research in the field of ethology, which was all about how animals react in the wild. She was born in 1934, and she grew up in England. Originally, she couldn't get her dream of being a ethologist, but thanks to one of her friends, she did, in South Africa. Then she started her famous study on the animals in the Gombe Stream National Park, which was the most amazing thing she did in her life.
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by Jane Goodall
The Book My life with the chimpanzees is about Jane Goodall from her early childhood to a famous scientist who fights for chimpanzees. jane Goodall loved animals since she is 1 year old when she got a live sizes chimpanzee toy from her dad. Every told him that she would get scared of it but she loved it the hole day she walked around with it. The older she got the more she loved animals. Later she opened the "Alligator club" with her two cousins and her...more
by Jane Goodall
This book is about a girl named Jane Goodall. She was born in London, on April 3, 1934. She started reading books about animals when she was seven years old which made her want to go to Africa someday in her life. In the story it said " I read as many books as I could find about all sorts of animals". This states that she likes to read books about animals not only chimpanzees. Reading all these books made her want t...more
"From the time she was a girl, Jane Gooddall dreamed of a life spent working with animals. Finally she had her wish. When she was twenty-six years old, she ventured into the forests of Africa to observe chimpanzees in the wild. On her expeditions she braved the dangers of the jungle and survived encounters with leopards and lions in the African bush. And she got to know an amazing group of wild chimpanzees -- intelligent animals whose lives, in work and play and family relation...more
Goodall's story is captivating, clearly. She knows her audience: youth. The section in chapter 9 on how to determine career, or what to do should you want to work with animals, is on point and perfect for a young reader. The anecdotes are weaved throughout and she doesn't linger too much on her own personal tragedies. This is important for a young reader, who's primary concern will be the chimps.
But the second half of the book is more marketing and promoting her causes.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and it shed some light on the life of Jane and her lifelong work.
I was most struck by her calm demeanor, and I remember telling her I was just starting my...more
It’s a nice short read, and had me either smiling or frowning on every page.
Absolutely full of interesting stories of Janes childhood which was very fascinating and exciting, and of her researching days which I am so envy of.
This is the first book that I have read from Jane Goodall’s and have vowed that I now read every single one.
about the animals and how she followed her passion. I felt the book got a little preachy at times, especially the end.
Great read for kids. As an adult you'll be wanting more.
"We are probably a long, long way from a world without cruelty. But I think we can all help, at least a little bit, to make it less cruel. We can all try to put right the things closest to home."