My Life with Chimpanzees Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jane Goodall was born in London and was always interested in animals. When she was about twenty-three, she had a friend who invited her to Africa. Jane was supposed to stay for a month. Of course Jane jumped all over this idea and went off to Africa to begin a big adventure.
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Jane Goodall loved Africa so much that she decided to move there. Jane's mother missed Jane so she went out to Africa to see Jane for a month. Mother and daughter worked very well together. Lots of writing had to be done and they worked late into the night writing about all the things the chimpanzees had done that day.
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Plot & Themes

Animal story?    -   Yes Kind of animal:    -   monkey job/profession:    -   veterinarian/zoologist Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   explorer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Africa    -   Yes Jungles?    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 8-10 Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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