My Life with the Chimpanzees

by Jane Goodall

Paperback, 1996



Local notes

921 Goo





Aladdin (1996), Edition: Revised, 160 pages


The well-known English zoologist describes her early interest in animals and how this led to her study of chimpanzees at the Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania.


Original language


Physical description

160 p.; 5.13 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member glade1
This is an autobiography written for young readers by Jane Goodall, renowned for her resarch and work with chimpanzees in Africa. It is well-written, simple, straightforward, and conversational. Dr. Goodall relates her early love of animals and animal behavior and the path she followed to realize
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her dream of working with wild and free animals in their natural habitats. Her love for life in general and wildlife in particular radiates off every page and it is gratifying to read the story of someone who was able to live out her passion. I'd like to read some of her books for older readers someday as well.
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LibraryThing member paulweber
As is true for many of her other works, Jane Goodall does a beautiful job detailing her life spent with Chimpanzees. Her love for animals is expressed throughout, and it is clear to the reader the passion she encompasses for the beautiful creatures on this planet. She truly captures the reader
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through her writing, making this autobiography perfect for children who are looking for a fun and aspiring read. Grades 3rd-5th.
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LibraryThing member mirrani
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
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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.
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