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Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-07-03 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 13 user ratings
ISBN:142631518X
LANGUAGE:English

" Untamed gives a solid introduction to Jane Goodall. While it doesn't go into a wealth of detail, Goodall's philosophy of animal study and protection shines through. As to be expected from a National Geographic book, the layout is visually appealing. I would recommend for grades 4-7. " said.

" A marvelous books for adults as well as children (I'd say directed to the 10-12 year old range but I'm not a children's librarian). Definitely will purchase in future when I inevitably have little ones of my own. " said.

" A great middle-grade nonfiction choice, Untamed tells the story of Jane Goodall and the chimpanzees that she dedicated her life to studying. The text is complemented by an array of gorgeous photographs, infographics, and maps that will appeal to visual learners. Highly recommend this for grades 5-8. " said.

" Beautiful photos from an interesting life. Her occupational calling was so strong from such an early age -we should all be so fortunate. There was a good description of her childhood and scientific career but very little about her personality. It makes me want to seek out an autobiography written for an adult audience. " said.

" 4.5 stars. Who can resist the baby chimp photo on the front cover? Clean and neat layout of text and fabulous nature photos - more chimps - in this bio of the famous researcher. I didn't know she got her start so young. Extensive back matter. For readers who are ready for more than The Watcher by Jeanette Winter but not quite ready for Goodall's books. " said.

" A comprehensive biography with fabulous photography should provide students in grades 4 and up with a true appreciation of this pioneering natural scientist. It is easy to follow Goodall's progress from the child who adores animals, to the earnest observer of chimpanzees and on to the woman on a mission to save the planet. An excellent addition to the biography shelf. " said.

" An excellent work! The photographs are beautiful and captioned with very interesting information. There are informational insets and pages throughout the narrative that explain more about Ms. Goodall's work or particular chimpanzees. At the conclusion of the book there are resources about chimpanzees and the area of the world they are found in addition to recommendations for further reading. A very interesting and yet quickly read biography. " said.

" This fantastic biography of Jane Goodall includes amazing photography and just the right amount of background information about African animals and Jane's chimps. The layout is beautiful and back matter includes a time line, suggested further reading, and even a guide to the types of African plants included as decorative backgrounds on some spreads. It's clear that a lot of thought was put into the layout of this book to make the content pop even more. " said.

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