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Jane Goodall's adventures with the chimpanzees and the important discoveries she has made about them have gained her worldwide recognition. Now she tells her exciting story in her own words! When Jane Goodall was twenty-six years old, she ventured into the forests of Africa to observe chimps in the wild. On her expeditions she braved the dangers of the jungle and survivedJane Goodall's adventures with the chimpanzees and the important discoveries she has made about them have gained her worldwide recognition. Now she tells her exciting story in her own words! When Jane Goodall was twenty-six years old, she ventured into the forests of Africa to observe chimps in the wild. On her expeditions she braved the dangers of the jungle and survived encounters with leopards and lions in the African bush. And she got to know an amazing group of wild chimpanzees - intelligent animals whose lives, in work and play and family relationships, bear a surprising resemblance to our own. Jane Goodall has also written the bestseller In the Shadow of Man and The Chimpanzee Family Book. In 1977, she established the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education, and Conservation to promote animal research throughout the world. SUMMARY: A DREAM COME TRUEFrom the time she was a girl, Jane Goodall dreamed of a life spent working with animals. Finally she had her wish. When she was twenty-six years old, she ventured into the forests of Africa to observe chimpanzees in the wild. On her expeditions she braved the dangers of the jungle and survived encounters with leopards and lions in the African bush. And she got to know an amazing group of wild chimpanzees — intelligent animals whose lives, in work and play and family relationships, bear a surprising resemblance to our own. Jane Goodall's adventures with the chimps and the important discoveries she has made about them have gained her worldwide recognition. Now she tells her exciting story in her own words....

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  • Katie
    2018-10-02 09:56

    This book was a great read because it let you into the wonderful world of Chimpanzees! It was interesting to learn so many things about chimps throughout the book and to hear about Jane's adventures. Before reading this book I knew that Chimpanzees were very similar to humans, but I didn't know very much. I also didn't know much about Jane. Now I know so much about both. I think that it is amazing how Jane had a love for animals her whole life and how she was dedicated to her work. It is also amazing how someone could be so interested in one topic and have work, well, be fun. Being in high school, I think it is very important to find a topic you are interested in and could be dedicated to. Now I know that Jane is a great role model and is someone to look up to. I also learned, and can barely fathom, that chimps can learn around 300 different signs in ASL. On top of that, I loved how Jane didn't dwell on certain parts and gave just the right about of information throughout the book. This is very hard to do. I also loved how the book ended in a question. I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in animals or nature in general.

  • Anand Ganapathy
    2018-09-21 12:06

    Wonderful book by one of the foremost primate researchers and conservationists. Jane Goodall has been working with chimpanzees at Gombe forest reserve, Tanzania since 1960 and this book traces her entire journey. Had wanted to read her works ever since I read an excerpt of one in the book section of reader's digest many years ago. highly recommended for all animal lovers

  • Painting
    2018-10-16 13:14

    I enjoyed this especially because I could hear Jane's gentle voice after having watched her on television. People like Jane who share their knowledge and experience of the wild world are a treasure. Her accounts about the daily routines of the animals gave me an appreciation of how the chimps survive and interact socially which is the subtle stuff that we don't see in zoos or on sensationalized nature television programming.

  • Ashley Knights
    2018-09-25 15:02

    I chose this as my Book 1 of Popsugar's 2017 Reading Challenge (http://www.popsugar.com/love/Reading-...), "a book written by someone you admire." This was a short, easy read by Jane Goodall about her work in Africa. And now I'm wishing all over again that I had a more interesting and adventurous career.

  • Scooping it Up
    2018-10-07 16:09

    Jane Goodall is magic. This book was a treasure from start to finish. She speaks right to her young readers without talking down to them. She uses this book to accomplish two things 1) to explain to her fans and young readers why and how she went into her work with chimpanzees. How her passion and strengths as a child and teen funneled into her making goals for herself on which she never gave up. She simply worked for the right kind of opportunities and jumped at chances to do what she wanted even when it was risky. She guides and advises young people on how to turn their love of animals into careers with meaning. It is very specific and one of my kids feels like this was a direct answer to her questions in this regard. Jane Goodall is very encouraging and lovely 2) Just as much as she tells stories about the chimps she studies she also teaches children about ethical problems in the treatment of animals. Medical and cosmetic testing on animals, unnecessary cruelty, factory farming. She wants people to know how animals, not just in jungles are being misused, hunted, wiped out, habitats destroyed by humans but she also wants to teach young people about animals in their own backyards being misused. She teaches about how to know more about labeling, using products that are cruelty free and responsibly farmed foods when possible. She loves the earth and animals and is probably one the world's greatest teachers and protectors of the planet. She does it in such a kind, compassionate way. The only thing we wished was that this were longer. We could have used WAY more time spent on her adventures in Gombe with the chimps. We look forward to more of her books and films.

  • Venus
    2018-10-16 13:59

    Very impressive book! I loved it...Excerpt from a book:"July 16, 1960 was a day I shall remember all my life. It was first time set foot on the chimpanzee land in Gombe National Park. It was the handsome male with the dense white beard. I had already named him David Greybeard. He was first one who visited the camp. When I met him in forest, he would come up to see if I had a banana hidden in my pocket. It was David Greybeard who amazed me when he used objects as tools for fishing termites. He had actually made a tool" (Dr. Jane Goodall, My life with the Chimpanzees). #Gombe55 #HappyBirthdayGaneGoodall

  • Learning With Passion
    2018-10-13 14:13

    Her life, in her own words, Jane Goodall truly is an inspiration to all! If you or your child loves animals, this is the most amazing book that walks you through Jane's life as she observes the behaviour of animals and eventually chimps. She shows how anyone can make a difference in the world and that we have to at least try when we see that something isn't right.

  • Thaynes4
    2018-09-20 15:06

    "My Life with the Chimpanzees" is about animal specialist Jane Goodall embarking on dangerous trips into Africa studying and learning more about chimpanzees. Jane Goodall tells how her small fascination as a child became a long life career. She longed her whole life to live with the chimpanzees. Information on the chimps, funny stories, and scary stories are all included in this biography.

  • Soh Kam Yung
    2018-10-08 09:56

    A fascinating autobiography by Goodall about, yes, her life with the chimpanzees. It is elegantly told, using a vocabulary and simple writing style that should be suitable even for children to read. For, as the conclusion of the book shows, it is up to the youth of the world to protect the environment and to heal as much of it as they can.The book can be divided into three main parts. The first part is the story of Goodall as she grows up, fascinated by nature and already performing the kind of observations that would make her famous later in life: diligently watching the hens in the hen house lay eggs. She is eager to continue her observations of nature as she grows up but is held back by the needs of society to become a 'respectable girl' of that era.But that was to change when, after saving up enough money to make a trip to Africa to see the animals, she encounters one person that was to change everything: Louis Leakey. He would put Goodall in charge of observing chimpanzees at Gombe, from which she would make her famous observations that would change what we think of chimpanzees.The second part of the book details her various observations and interactions with the chimpanzees at Gombe. She details the initial frustrations she had gaining their trust, including one episode where she was surrounded by them and under possible attack. Then she gets a breakthrough and from then on, she was able to make her observations of them, including the famous one detailing their use of sticks and leaves as tools to get termites from mounds. She covers the movements of the chimpanzee troop at Gombe, providing details by naming several individual male and females and telling us about the dynamics of chimpanzee troop behaviour.The third part is Goodall's view of the world, on the destruction of nature and on animals being held captive by humans or being used in experiments. She details some of the efforts she and others have made to improve animal welfare, to protect wildife areas and to educate people (especially the youth) on how to take care of the environment. In that, she urges everyone to take part.

  • Amanda
    2018-09-17 12:17

    Brilliant book which left my eyes brimming with tears. Beautiful recount of jane goodalls relationship with chimpanzees and indeed humanities relationship with animals and our shared environment. A call to action to care more and to do more.

  • Noah
    2018-10-08 15:49

    "My Life with the Chimpanzees" is about animal specialist Jane Goodall embarking on dangerous trips into Africa studying and learning more about chimpanzees. Jane Goodall tells how her small fascination as a child became a long life career. Information on the chimps, funny stories, and scary stories are all included in this biography. Jane Goodall is one of the most highly regarded people in the world when it comes to wildlife. The main characters in the book are Jane, her son, and her second husband. I can connect this book to any animal biography because it's about animals. I can connect this to real life because there are a lot of people that study animals and show as much passion for them as Jane Goodall. I can connect this also to myself because I am fascinated in monkeys which are close to chimps. I would give this book a four star rating because any biography about animals fascinates me. I give it a four because it always kept me sucked in but I thought some of the book wasn't needed and could have been left out. I would recommend this to anyone ages 11-100 because some of the stuff younger kids wouldn't understand but IM sure it could be read out loud to them.

  • Caroline
    2018-10-10 15:04

    Wonderful telling of Jane's life in Africa and the courage she needed to do it, the love she had for the animals, the reasons to do fieldwork. I'm so glad I picked this book up at the Bookery. I think it really gave iris a lot to think about. ----iris loves this book. She asks to read it every night and has memorized all the chimps names and pictures. She even told her teacher that a picture of two chimps in a magazine was of Flo and baby Flint because she recognized it from our book. How cool is that??? I mean seriously. My kids are so interesting. I love that iris loves this book so much. And I love Jane Goodall for writing it!!----Reading this to iris at bedtime because she loves chimpanzees and wants to work with animals. She didn't want to stop last night at all. We had just gotten to the good part, she said, where Jane describes beginning her study of chimps and them avoiding her. ... I love reading to my girls!!

  • Marina Branch
    2018-09-24 15:10

    I loved My Life With The Chimpanzees. Jane Goodall did a great job showing what her life was like before she grew an interest in chimps. Yet, she still had a fascination for animals her whole life, which I had never known. There were so many things I never knew about Jane that I learned from this book, and so many things about chimps I learned from this book. To be honest, I didn’t really feel too excited about the book when I first looked at it, but then I began reading it. I looked forward to reading the book more and more as I read it, day by day. It was exciting to read about the lion incident with Hugo, and sad when she found the Irish Wolfhound, up in a tree because a leopard got it. Every moment of the book, I cherish. Every word I read, I love. Every time I picked it up, I was pulled into Jane Goodall’s life. It is not a book you read and finish. It is a book you read, and you cherish.

  • Lisa Arvidsson
    2018-10-10 13:52

    It is interesting to read about Jane Goodall's life, and the views she share, but as a reading experience it wasn't fun, the language was way too simple. However, I assume this is written so that everyone can take part of her experiences and it is easy and quick to read though. And everyone should.

  • Elizabeth •MyAussieDream•
    2018-09-24 15:52

    possiamo fare molto per rendere questo mondo un posto migliore!

  • Emily
    2018-10-03 13:15

    If I was 12, I would have loved this book. I didn't realize it was written for kids until I started reading it, that being said I was a little disappointed.

  • Devon Flaherty
    2018-09-24 08:04

    Jane Goodall, at least when I was growing up, was a household name. Because I am not what I term a “creature person” (although I married one and beget one), I didn’t have any special interest in Goodall’s story. My daughter read My Life with the Chimpazees for fifth grade, and so I—as always—followed suit.Surprise! I really enjoyed it.This book is an autobiography or memoir, meant for children and outlining her first 28 years at Gombe National Park, Tanzania, in what would become the Jane Goodall Institute. It starts when she was a child, and among other things, it shows on a personal level how a dream can become a reality when one is determined, persistent, and imaginative. It also contains an unabashed world view which includes activism for chimpanzees and other animals, and she presents these ideas without caveat to the children reading her book. In fact, there is something especially endearing about the way she innocently and emphatically says things so pointedly. It’s like, I made this book for you, so you could see how you can realize your dreams, but also that animals need our protection and the earth needs our support. Here are some things you can do.Goodall has led a life of unlikely fame, dogged devotion, and many, many accomplishments and awards. She has devoted herself not just to science, but to teaching, and activism, and has been a part of many organizations and movements.I found Jane to be great company. Her voice was gentle, and she had so many stories to tell and so many thoughts to share. And what a remarkable life. Different enough from mine that it took me to another world, which is way a book should read, fiction or not. It was also a quick and easy read, both for me as an adult and for my eleven-year-old, who was more of the targeted audience. I did sense a lot of walling off, though, when it came to personal stories, and I felt under-gratified by some of the tales of her personal life, which may have been that way because the book was intended for children (or because Goodall is English).Not the best book I’ve ever read, but definitely worth the read. It would be a great recommend for a child doing a non-fiction book report.__________OTHER MEDIA:If you are interested in Jane Goodall, there are many, many ways to find out more. Here are a few suggestions. My Friends the Wild Chimpanzees, 1969 (book by Goodall) Through a Window, 1990 (book by Goodall) 40 Years at Gombe, 2000 (book by Goodall) Africa in My Blood, 2000 (book by Goodall) The Life and Legend of Jane Goodall, 1990 (movie) Chimps, So Like Us, 2006 (movie) Jane’s Journey, 2010 (movie)__________I read My Life with the Chimpanzees, by Jane Goodall, by Aladdin Paperbacks, the 1996 version. It was originally published by Byron Preiss Visual Publications, 1988, and includes some helpful photos of the author and others, including the chimps.***REVIEW WRITTEN FOR THE STARVING ARTIST BLOG***

  • Addy McConville
    2018-10-15 11:15

    Jane Goodall grew up in England. Jane Goodall is the main character. She loves to study animals and play outside. She longed for the days where she could go out and play all day long. She waited for the school day to be over so she could go and observe animals. When she grew up all she wanted to do was study the animals in Africa. She worked long and hard and she finally made enough money to go to Africa. Jane got a job working at a museum in Africa. Louis was her boss. Louis know a lot about African animals. Louis was the one who gave Jane the opportunity to go to the island to observe the chimpanzee. The name of the island was Gombe. Jane was allowed to bring one person along. She chose her mother. Her mother could stay with her for three to four months. Jane got to be friends with the chimpanzees on the island. She also got married to the photographer who took pictures of the chimpanzees. His name is Hugo. Not too long after that they had a son. Their child's name was also Hugo, but they call him Grub. When Grub was seven years old Jane and Hugh go got divorced. Not too long after that Jane got married to a man named Derek. Jane Goodall did many other things to help animals in need for example she opened the sanctuary and started a club. She is still doing things today.I really enjoyed this book especially the part where she was on the island socializing with chimpanzees. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes animals.

  • Marco Moraschi
    2018-10-08 10:09

    La primatologa più famosa del mondo, Jane Goodall, ci prende per mano e ci guida con sè in un viaggio alla riscoperta delle sue origini: da quando partì per la prima volta per l'Africa a quando ha fondato il "Roots & Shoots Program" e "the Jane Goodall Institute". Un viaggio affascinante, ricco di emozioni, che ci aiuta a riscoprire le nostre origini comuni con gli abitanti della foresta di Gombe, gli scimpanzé. Ma non solo di scimpanzé tratta questo libro, ma di uno splendido rapporto con la natura che l'autrice da anni cerca di trasmettere a nuove e vecchie generazioni. Perché il destino degli scimpanzé e di tutte le altre specie animali ci riguarda da vicino e ci ricorda che solo tutelando con amore queste creature, possiamo tutelare noi stessi e il nostro pianeta, per trasmettere ai nostri figli le meraviglie di cui abbiamo goduto finora. "Probabilmente siamo ancora molto, molto lontani da un mondo senza crudeltà. Ma penso che tutti noi possiamo contribuire a renderlo un po' meno crudele".

  • Tanner Potter
    2018-10-12 10:50

    Audible. This book was much more entertaining than I thought it would be. Jane Goodall is amazing--one of those people I envy because she knew her passion was by the age of 5. Her boldness is incredible. She lived in the jungles of central Africa, often solo while she observed the Chimpanzees and other animals. She was tracked by Jaguars, poachers, and even threatened by a Chimpanzee troop, and yet still remained on her task at hand. I particularly love Tanzania and the wildlife there, which made this book even more enjoyable for me. Similar to Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall had no scientific training, but through sheer passion, was able to help conserve Chimpanzees and other wildlife. I dream of an alternate reality, where I live similar to Jane, observing animals and living with locals in the nether, remote reaches of the world.

  • Mirrani
    2018-10-14 15:16

    Earlier this year I read Reason for Hope and I thought I would try this book, written for younger audiences. The two are somewhat similar, since they are both about Goodall's life, in her own words, but I like this one for younger readers, as it teaches ways to help stand up for animals and the environment without being overly pushy. We can all care for animals, learn from animals, and help the environment if we just try. The perfect book for nature loving young readers.

  • 704Majka
    2018-10-11 08:57

    I loved hearing about her experiences, and it made me want to help. It also taught me how smart chimps really are.

  • Ava
    2018-10-18 09:54

    A few years ago, I had to complete a report about Jane Goodall. This book was a huge help, and I had more than I needed to complete the report!

  • Jessica Harn
    2018-09-26 13:16

    So truly inspirational. Jane Goodall is a pioneer in every sense of the word

  • Tova
    2018-10-13 07:58

    Re-read for my NHD Project. I read that in less than 5 hours. Sheesh - I am braindead.

  • Dana Bibb
    2018-10-03 11:49

    I adored this book. I heard Jane speak a few years back and she was so inspiring. Her story is incredible and her delivery of her stories is humbling.

  • Tushitha Jujjuri
    2018-10-03 13:57

    my life with chimpanzeesby Jane GoodallBiography156 pagesDate finished:10/24/2012This book is about a girl named Jane Goodall. She was born in London, on April 3, 1934. She started reading books about animals when she was seven years old which made her want to go to Africa someday in her life. In the story it said " I read as many books as I could find about all sorts of animals". This states that she likes to read books about animals not only chimpanzees. Reading all these books made her want to study about animals when she grows up. Before studying about chimpanzees, she got lots of jobs to do. First she got a job at Olly's clinic. When she did this job she learned that when things have gone wrong to her, she remembers how lucky she was to be healthy because in Olly's clinic there were lots of situations why people came there. Some people had lived in a wheelchair all their life and some babies had club feet. She worked there for 6 months. Second she got a job in Oxford. She wanted to go to a famous university but her mom can not afford money. After a year she went back to London and got a job . She worked at a film studio that made documentary films. one day she got a letter from Clo saying that she was invited to see her in Africa. This made her so happy but she has to earn money to go there. She got a job as a waitress. When she the money she went to Africa. She went to stay at Clo's house. Sometime later she met a guy that made her life come true. She got to stay in a forest so can watch chimpanzees. The man helped her with the money. She stayed in a tent in the forest. she went outside to watch what the chimpanzees were doing. One day she found a chimpanzee family. she went to see them everyday. When it was dark she goes to her tent and writes all her observations in her journal. She learned lots of new things. She lived there more than 10 years. After she had lots of information, she put the journal available so everybody can learn about chimpanzees. This is all about her life.I gave four rating because this book was challenging to me and it had lots of facts. I liked it because i like to know about chinpanzees

  • Zachary Garland
    2018-09-27 12:56

    read it in 2015. Does not count

  • Jonathan
    2018-09-28 12:15

    Response Number 8My Life With the Chimpanzees is about Jane Goodall, A woman who did research in the field of ethology, which was all about how animals react in the wild. She was born in 1934, and she grew up in England. Originally, she couldn't get her dream of being a ethologist, but thanks to one of her friends, she did, in South Africa. Then she started her famous study on the animals in the Gombe Stream National Park, which was the most amazing thing she did in her life.When I read this book, I learned that Jane Goodall had cared for the chimpanzees, whom she had studied for 45 years. She had devoted herself to the chimpanzees and the animals in the park, all while raising her son, Hugo, managed to live in the reserve for her studies. During that time, she learned and named the primates, knew their names like the back of her hand, almost as if it were a town, and she knew everybody!My opinion of this autobiography is that the book is really amazing for the fact that you learn about her experiences as if you were right in the scene with her, and all of the stories she tells while she lived in the reserve, like when the chimpanzees came into the tent, but it was really how she knew what was going on like 'the jaguar probably did it...' so it always seemed to me that she was the expert in whatever she was doing.I would recommend this book to whoever loves to read autobiographies and readers of National Geographic for Kids that love stories about animals and amazing researchers.

  • Kate
    2018-10-13 10:01

    "A Dream Come True"From the time she was a girl, Jane Gooddall dreamed of a life spent working with animals. Finally she had her wish. When she was twenty-six years old, she ventured into the forests of Africa to observe chimpanzees in the wild. On her expeditions she braved the dangers of the jungle and survived encounters with leopards and lions in the African bush. And she got to know an amazing group of wild chimpanzees -- intelligent animals whose lives, in work and play and family relationships, bear a surprising resemblance to our own."Jane Goodall's adventures with the chimps and the important discoveries she has made about them have gained her worldwide recognition. Now she tells her exciting story in her own words."~~back coverI didn't realize this book was for ages 8-12 when I got it. I intended it as a present for my grandson, who wants to be a primatologist when he grows up. But he's almost 14 now, and quite smart -- so this book isn't suitable for him any longer.It's well written, but possibly written more for the 7-9 age set. Lots of discussion about how loss of habitat, poaching, hunting for bush meat, and the exotic pet trade are fast making chimpanzees (and other African primnates) very much in danger of becoming extinct. Which is a good thing -- if these species can be saved, the next generation has to be recruited into the fray.