Thursday, August 30, 2018

I AM JANE GOODALL by Brad Meltzer / Blog Tour: Book Review + Fun Facts #IAmJaneGoodall


Welcome to the next stop in the I AM A TRAVELER blog tour, hosted by Penguin Young Readers. Today I'm thrilled to feature I AM JANE GOODALL. Jane's story is the 10th book in the Ordinary People Change The World series. This is one of our favorite series. Before I share some fun facts about Jane, here's a little bit about the book:

ABOUT THE BOOK



By: Brad Meltzer
Illustrated by: Christopher Eliopoulos
Published by: Penguin Young Readers
Released on: September 6th, 2016
Series: Ordinary People Change The World #10
Ages: 5 & up
Purchase from: Penguin Random HouseAmazon | B&N
We are a PRH partner and a copy of this book was provided in exchange for my honest review

This tenth book in the New York Times bestselling biography series profiles Jane Goodall, the scientist and conservationist who is famous for her work with chimpanzees.
This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids themselves can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.

FUN FACTS

* Jane's love of animals started when she was very young.

* Her first research she did was when she was 5 years old. She wanted to learn where eggs came from, and she crouched in the corner of her Grandmother's hen house and stayed there for hours. 

* She loved reading. She often went to the library to borrow books. 

* The book that changed her life as a kid was The Story of Doctor Dolittle. She first read it when she was 7 years old. After reading this book she vowed to go to Africa and live among the animals. 

* She started her first club at 12 years, called the Alligator Club. They were a nature group. 

* Jane has always loved being outdoors more than she does indoors.

* Jane's mother always told her, "If you really want something, work hard for it. If you don't give up, you'll find a way."

* Jane's first trip to Kenya was when she was 23 years old. It took her 21 days to get there by boat. She worked hard to save her trip to visit a friend who lived there.

* 2 months later Jane's life changed when she met Dr. Louis Leakey, who hired her as his secretary, which then lead to her job of studying chimpanzees up close. Dr. Leakey knew Jane was right for the job. 

* July 16th, 1960 was the day Jane Goodall first set foot in the Gombe National Park in Tanzania, Africa. She was 26 years old. 

* Jane's patience paid off, and her love for animals proved what no one else knew about Chimps. She patiently studied them, giving them names, and made some incredible observations about chimpanzees. The more she observed, the more she learned. 

* November 4th, 1960, Jane observes her first chimpanzee and names him, David Greybeard.

* Six years after arriving in Africa, Jane had a full research center.

* In 1977, the Jane Goodall Instituted was founded

* Jane has won numerous awards for her work and is still alive today


BOOK REVIEW

Another great addition to a wonderful series for kids, about real life, ordinary super heroes who have made a difference in the world. Jane Goodall is a person I greatly admired since I was a kid. I wanted to love, and study animals like she did. This book not only gives readers a glimpse into the person who changed the way the world not only viewed chimpanzees, but animals as a whole. 

This story is a brief timeline telling the story of Jane's life from when she was a child, to a much older Jane observing chimpanzees in the wilds of Africa. This story is full of illustrations, real pictures, and a timeline that compliments the story itself and all Jane has accomplished. I love the message that she never wavered on following her dreams of working with animals. She wasn't afraid to break the mold of what society told girls they could and couldn't do during the generation she grew up in. She did what she knew she could do, and her hard work and dedication paid off. 

My favorite part of this story is Jane's observations of chimpanzees. She was the first to note their individual personalities, their behaviors, and see how truly intelligent these animals area. Thankfully she didn't listen to other who told her not to name the animals. Her first observed chimpanzees she named David Greybeard. We really enjoyed this book. It's a wonderful story about an incredible person who's made a tremendous difference in the world. 

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall

OTHER NEW TITLES IN THIS SERIES


Sacagawea, the only Native American included in Lewis and Clark's historic expedition, joins the inspiring list of heroes whose stories are told in this New York Times Bestselling biography series.

Sacagawea was the only girl, and the only Native American, to join Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery, which explored the United States from the Mississippi River all the way to the Pacific Ocean in the early 1800s. As a translator, she helped the team communicate with members of the Shoshone tribe across the continent, carrying her child on her back the whole way. By the time the expedition arrived at the west coast, Sacagawea had proved that she truly was a trailblazer.

This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.


Neil Armstrong's journey to the moon is the focus of the fifteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes.

This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume tells the story of Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My SonHeroes for My Daughter, and a number of suspense novels like The Escape Artist. He is also the host of the History Channel television shows Brad Meltzer's Decoded and Brad Meltzer's Lost History (in which he helped find the missing 9/11 flag). He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career at Marvel Comics, and has worked on thousands of comics, including Cosmic CommandosMonster Mayhem (Fall 2018), Franklin Richards: Son of a GeniusPet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote and illustrated. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons (when the boys are home from college).

1 comment:

  1. These books all look so so cute and interesting :D So glad you enjoyed that first one so very much. <3 Lovely post sweetie :)

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