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Hope for Animals and Their World by Jane Goodall
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bookshelves: annie-and-katie-bookclub, biographies, environmental, nature-animals, stalled
Read in February, 2012

Sigh, moving this to "stalled." Really enjoyed this for awhile but then it got a bit too repetitive, similar messages and methods but with different animals, and I lost interest. Too, I didn't like the segments as well when Goodall herself wasn't involved or doing the storytelling. BUT I definitely do want to revisit it sometime as there is some wonderful work being done and I like reading about it, I did love the Goodall segments (and she does have a majority of them), and I love the idea of the book, showing the "good news" in the endangered animal arena and how humans can be helpful, not just harmful, to animals and the environment. I think I just need to regard this as one to pick up from time to time, not a continuous cover-to-cover read.


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Only one chapter in and dang it but so far, it's great. I've already gone all misty-eyed! ;-p Those cute little black footed ferrets just got me from the start and Goodall is so inspiring!

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08/09/2011 page 55
13.0% "fascinating thus far!"
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message 1: by Ann (new) - added it

Ann It's so embarrassing I had to pause during reading it so that I could swallow the lump in my throat!


message 2: by Melanie (new)

Melanie I love Jane Goodall! I've read all of her books except for this one; I'll look forward to your review and seeing whether I should bump it up in my TBR pile.


message 3: by Ann (new) - added it

Ann Oh really? That so neat you've read all (save one) of her books, Melanie :) So far I'm already loving this one.

Do you have a favorite of all the ones you've read?


message 4: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Ann, I really loved "My Life With Chimpanzees." It's one of her earlier solo author books, and it's a nice blend of autobiography and science/nature for the non-scientist. I loved her more recent volume of autobiography through letters as well. Although come to think of it, I can't think of a single volume that I didn't like, so I'm happy to hear that this one that you and Kate are reading is so good! :)


message 5: by Ann (new) - added it

Ann Thanks for the tips, Melanie! "My Life With Chimpanzees" does sound wonderful! I'll have to make sure it's on my TBR list :)


message 6: by Kathryn (last edited Jul 23, 2011 01:47PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kathryn Melanie wrote: "Ann, I really loved "My Life With Chimpanzees." It's one of her earlier solo author books, and it's a nice blend of autobiography and science/nature for the non-scientist. I loved her more recent v..."

I really want to read that one, too, Melanie! I had forgotten (or didn't know) that you read all her other books. That's so cool! :-D By the way, not sure if you have any interest in reading picture books, but I just read a fabulous little one about her life that was so, so sweet and beautifully done. It includes some of her own illustrations she did when she was a little girl and showed her passion for animals and research began early on: Me . . . Jane ;-)


message 7: by Melanie (new)

Melanie There's picture book about Jane Goodall?! How have I missed this? Now if only the library were still open... :)


Kathryn Melanie wrote: "There's picture book about Jane Goodall?! How have I missed this? Now if only the library were still open... :)"

I hope you can get a copy in your hands soon! ;-)


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