Jane Goodall: Animal Behaviorist and Writer (Ferguson's Career Biography Series)

 
9780894344558: Jane Goodall: Animal Behaviorist and Writer (Ferguson's Career Biography Series)

Ferguson's Career Biographies tell the stories of some of the world's most influential and admired people. This book focuses on Jane Goodall, looking at her early education and training, the challenges she faced on the job, important mentors and her career achievement.

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Gr 4-7-Goodall's life has all of the elements of a great fictional story: she's almost a female Horatio Alger figure who has succeeded through fate, circumstance, perseverance, and hard work. Much has been written about her, by herself and by others. This title will not replace her own My Life with the Chimpanzees (Minstrel, 1996), recommended highly for middle-grade readers, or Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe (Houghton, 1991) for mature readers. The photos in these earlier titles are superior in quality to the dark, undistinguished pictures included here. However, January's book might be just the ticket for reluctant readers or students looking for a quick biography. Concluding resource information describes career training for future anthropologists and writers.

Marilyn Payne Phillips, University City Public Library, MO

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Review:

"This interesting combination of biography and career guide should have strong appeal for students." - School Library Journal; "Recommended." - The Book Report

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