Jane Goodall (Little People, Big Dreams)

by Isabel Sanchez Vegara (Author) Beatrice Cerocchi (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Part of the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the amazing life of Jane Goodall, the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees.

When Jane was little, her father gave her a toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. This inspired her lifelong love of animals, and she went to study them in the wild as soon as she could. Jane lived with chimpanzees in their natural habitat and became famous for her pioneering approach to research. She now educates the public on animal rights. This moving book features stylish illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the primatologist's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

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Publishers Weekly

British primatologist Jane Goodall is the subject of this addition to the ongoing Little People, Big Dreams biography series. As a child, Goodall already knew that she wanted to learn about animals--especially chimpanzees. Although she didn't have the resources to attend college, she saved up for a ship passage to Kenya. Once there, Goodall met paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey, who needed someone to study chimpanzees in the wild, so she headed to Tanzania. Vegara describes Goodall's personalized approach to studying the animals ("Instead of numbering them, as all the other scientists did, Jane decided to give every chimpanzee a name") and details Goodall's discoveries about chimpanzee behavior and efforts to protect their habitat. Cerocchi accompanies the text with accessible artwork in gouache and pastels. Back matter includes photographs of Goodall and biographical details. Additional titles in the series--focusing on Simone de Beauvoir and L.M. Montgomery--release simultaneously. Ages 4-7. (Oct.)

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Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books and the author of the multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that explore the lives of outstanding people. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. ​

Eng Gee Fan, pronounced in Chinese as Yī Fán, graduated in Visual Communication and, after one-and-half years in the design industry, decided to embark on a full-time illustration career. She is currently based in Perlis, Malaysia.

Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781786032317
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
October 20, 2018
Series
Little People, Big Dreams

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