The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps

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by Jeanette Winter

Schwartz and Wade Books

2011, hardcover

SKU: 9780375867743


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.


Jeanette Winter is the author and illustrator of many children's books, including Follow the Drinking Gourd, Wangari's Trees of Peace, The Librarian of Basra, Kali's Song and Malala/Iqbal