DK Life Stories Jane Goodall

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Published by DK Children

Illustrated by Charlotte Ager

By Libby Romero

RRP: $16.99

About DK Life Stories Jane Goodall

In this kids biography, discover the inspiring story of Jane Goodall, whose work with chimpanzees changed the way understand animals and ourselves.

Jane Goodall was a pioneer of primatology through her groundbreaking with chimpanzees in Africa. When she embarked on her career, women were discouraged from conducting scientific research, especially when that work meant living side by side with wild animals. Jane was a self-taught scientist, who bravely ventured out into the bush of Tanzania to discover the secret world of chimpanzees. Through perseverance and perceptive observation, she gained access to these elusive creatures and discovered that they are not so different from us.

This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this the one biography series every teacher and librarian will want to collect. Each book also includes an author's introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.