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Young readers, however, will simply understand how powerful dreams can be and how real they can feel. Me… Jane, written in a flowing, simple style will appeal to even very young children. The book is recommended for ages 1 and up. The illustrations, which range from playful depictions of Jane as she imagines life in Africa to more intricate, scientific drawings of animals, help capture the magical nature of the outside world and our place in it. Kids will be delighted that, as evidenced by the book’s final image, Jane truly exists and is continuing to focus on her hard work and dream of helping animals: she recently celebrated 55 years of research at Gombe Stream National Park. An inspiring and enchanting (and quick) read, Me… Jane is sure to encourage generations of young nature-lovers to care about the earth and take action to preserve it and the creatures dwelling on it.

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