The Watcher

Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

By Jeanette Winter; Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
(Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375867743, 48pp.)

Publication Date: April 5, 2011

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Description

Acclaimed picture book biographer Jeanette Winter has found her perfect subject: Jane Goodall, the great observer of chimpanzees. Follow Jane from her childhood in London watching a robin on her windowsill, to her years in the African forests of Gombe, Tanzania, invited by brilliant scientist Louis Leakey to observe chimps, to her worldwide crusade to save these primates who are now in danger of extinction, and their habitat. Young animal lovers and Winter's many fans will welcome this fascinating and moving portrait of an extraordinary person and the animals to whom she has dedicated her life.

The Watcher was named a Best Book of the Year by the Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and the Bank Street College of Education.




About the Author
Jeanette Winter is the acclaimed author/illustrator of many highly regarded picture books, including "The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq"; "Mama: A True Story" "in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama During a Tsunami, but Finds a New Home", "and a New Mama";" Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa"; "Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan"; "Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia"; "Henri's Scissors"; "Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes"; and "Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan". She lives with her husband, artist Roger Winter, in New York.

Jeanette Winter is the acclaimed author/illustrator of many highly regarded picture books, including "The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq"; "Mama: A True Story" "in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama During a Tsunami, but Finds a New Home", "and a New Mama";" Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa"; "Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan"; "Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia"; "Henri's Scissors"; "Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes"; and "Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan". She lives with her husband, artist Roger Winter, in New York.
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