The story is told in such a way that degrees and accolades are not important. What is important is for a child to dream and to follow that dream. It’s a beautifully told story.
Backpages do give more information on Jane Goodall, on all she accomplished and on her Foundation which enables many young people to follow in her footsteps and become environmentalists.
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Judging by this list of recognitions I am not the only one who loves this book:
A Charlotte Zolotow Award WinnerA Horn Book Fanfare BookA New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s BookA New York Times Notable Children’s BookA Booklist Editor’s Choice BookA Kirkus Reviews Best BookA Kids’ Indie Next List BookA 2011 Bank Street College Children’s Book Committee Outstanding BookA National Parenting Publications Awards Gold Winner
A Booklinks Lasting Connections Book
A 2014 Illinois Monarch Children’s Choice Award Winner
A 2014 Iowa Goldfinch Book Award Winner”
A 2012 Caldecott Honor Book