The Story of Jane Goodall: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) Kindle Edition by Susan B Katz

The Story of Jane Goodall: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) by [Susan B Katz]I really like this series of chapter book biographies for young readers.  They all follow a similar format with special sections that extend the reading experience for children; these include a timeline, questions to think about and even a quiz to test retention.  In addition there are a glossary and a section on how the world has changed because of Ms. Goodall.

Jane Goodall’s story is an inspiring one.  It is well told in this book.  The illustrations are lovely, add interest and will keep readers turning the pages.

Readers will be drawn into Jane’s story right away when they learn that, at age one and a half, young Jane took earthworms to bed with her.  From this early love of living creatures, she went on in later years to champion the chimps.  Her love for them began with her stuffed animal, Jubilee, that she has to this day. However, it was Dr. Leakey who assigned Jane to studying them.

I highly recommend this title.

Many thanks to the publisher, Callisto, for this title in exchange for an honest review.  I give this title five *****.

From the publisher:

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Jane loved animals from an early age

Jane was born with a love of nature, especially animals. When she was just one and a half, Jane took a handful of earthworms to bed with her. As soon as Jane’s mom explained that worms need soil to live, Jane ran outside and returned the worms to their garden. Jane’s dad also saw her love of animals. He bought her a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee. Jane loved Jubilee and took him nearly everywhere she went.

She pursued her passion of working with animals

When she grew up, Jane was told about a group of chimpanzees living on the shores of a lake in Tanzania. Nobody had ever studied chimps in the wild up close before. She would have to take notes and spend hours in the rain forest where the chimps lived, watching their behavior. Jane was excited to see how they lived, played, ate, and made friends.

Jane helped save the chimps

Loggers were destroying the chimps’ habitat. She knew she had to protect them. The best way to help was to keep researching and reporting on the chimps so more people around the world would care about saving their habitats. She also worked on behalf of the chimps by speaking and marching in order to get the government to protect them.

She’s making the world a better place for chimps and all living things

The world is more aware of how similar humans and chimps are. Jane’s discoveries led to people protecting these animals. At age 85, Jane still travels to share their story and raise money to protect them and other endangered animals.

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