Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.99
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Children's Nonfiction- Wild Animals
8 Remote Warehouse Children's Nonfiction- Wild Animals

This title in other editions

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

by

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"With her customary care, Winter (Biblio-burro) covers the whole of primatologist Goodall's life and work: her childhood observing animals and dreaming of Africa, her fateful meeting with Louis Leakey, early encounters with the chimpanzees ('David Greybeard has — yes — he has TAKEN BANANAS FROM MY HAND'), and, years later, her departure from Gombe because her 'beloved chimpanzees were in danger of becoming extinct. They needed Jane to speak for them.' The story's drama comes from the suspense of approaching the chimps, little by little; it took months for trust to build and required trials like sitting out in all kinds of weather: 'She saw the chimps accept the rain, not look for shelter, as we do.' Winter's repeated, stencil-like patterns give a sense of the wealth of green and the endless reaches of the Tanzanian landscape. (The chimpanzees don't fare as well; her flat style doesn't lend itself to the nuances of expression that distinguish primate individuals.) It's a fine introduction both to Goodall's life and to the idea that excellent science can come from nothing more than close, extended observation. Ages 4 — 8. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

JEANETTE WINTER has written and illustrated almost 50 books for children, including Diego (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, Parents' Choice Award winner, and Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies), Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World (New York Times Notable Book, Parents' Choice Silver Medal), The Librarian of Basra (ALA Notable Book), My Name Is Georgia (Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, ALA Notable, Booklist Editors' Choice), and Mama (Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, Society of Illustrators Silver Medal). Her art with flat colors and perspectives in the folk art tradition have brought her many honors.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375867743
Author:
Winter, Jeanette
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Subject:
Goodall, Jane
Subject:
Primatologists - England
Subject:
Animals - Apes & Monkeys
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Wild Animals
Subject:
biography;jane goodall;chimpanzees;africa;science;animals;research;non-fiction;patience;gombe;picture book;nature;observation;tanzania
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
8.82 x 8.87 x .47 in .845 lb
Age Level:
04-08

Other books you might like

  1. The Adventures of Mark Twain by... Used Hardcover $12.50
  2. Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. Amelia Lost: The Life and... New Hardcover $19.99

Related Subjects


Children's » Animals » General
Children's » Animals » Zoos and Zoo Animals
Children's » Biographies » General
Children's » Featured Titles
Children's » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Animals
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Nonfiction » Wild Animals
Children's » Sale Books
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.99 In Stock
Product details 48 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375867743 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With her customary care, Winter (Biblio-burro) covers the whole of primatologist Goodall's life and work: her childhood observing animals and dreaming of Africa, her fateful meeting with Louis Leakey, early encounters with the chimpanzees ('David Greybeard has — yes — he has TAKEN BANANAS FROM MY HAND'), and, years later, her departure from Gombe because her 'beloved chimpanzees were in danger of becoming extinct. They needed Jane to speak for them.' The story's drama comes from the suspense of approaching the chimps, little by little; it took months for trust to build and required trials like sitting out in all kinds of weather: 'She saw the chimps accept the rain, not look for shelter, as we do.' Winter's repeated, stencil-like patterns give a sense of the wealth of green and the endless reaches of the Tanzanian landscape. (The chimpanzees don't fare as well; her flat style doesn't lend itself to the nuances of expression that distinguish primate individuals.) It's a fine introduction both to Goodall's life and to the idea that excellent science can come from nothing more than close, extended observation. Ages 4 — 8. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.