DK Life Stories: Jane Goodall
In this kids' biography, discover the inspiring story of Jane Goodall, whose work with chimpanzees changed the way we understand animals and ourselves.
Jane Goodall is a pioneer of primatology through her groundbreaking work 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. A self-taught scientist, Jane 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.
Interesting biographies for upper elementary that are packed with information on a variety of topics embedded in the lives of the people covered. Choosing both well-known and not-quite-as-well-known personages, this series delves into their lives in a way guaranteed to “hook” your student and immerse them in another time, culture, or calling. The print size is appropriate for upper elementary readers. Illustrations include photos, drawings, maps, and anything else necessary to draw the reader into the world of the mathematician, physicist, pastor, or political leader, etc. Included in each book is a family tree, a life timeline, glossary, who’s who section (historical figures in the life of the character), and a quiz with answers. Sidebars and insets provide all sorts of interesting tidbits, definitions, and explanations. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Janice