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2. "Me ... Jane," by Patrick McDonnell


In Me ... Jane (Little, Brown, 40 pp., ages 4-8), “Mutts” creator Patrick McDonnell combines his highly appealing comic-strip style with biography to tell the girlhood story of the great naturalist Jane Goodall and how her fascination with animal behavior began. Bonus feature: some girlhood drawings of Goodall’s.

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