Patrick McDonnell «Me . . . Jane»

In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of «a life living with and helping all animals,» until one day she finds that her dream has come true. With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall’s autobiography, McDonnell makes this very true story accessible for the very young—and young at heart.

One of the world’s most inspiring women, Dr. Jane Goodall is a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, animal activist, environmentalist, and United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 1977 she founded the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), a global nonprofit organization that empowers people to make a difference for all living things.

Ruth Sanderson «The Snow Princess»

Еще одна авторская интерпретация классического сюжета, выполненная художником – это вариации на тему «Снегурочки» американской художницы Руф Сандерсон, хорошо знакомой не только любителям детским книг, но и поклонникам рукоделия (есть целый ряд популярных наборов для вышивки крестом по мотивам ее картин). По словам художницы, на создание книги ее вдохновил русский балет «Снегурочка», что, впрочем, не помешало придумать сказке счастливый конец.

Trina Schart Hyman «Saint George and the Dragon»

«Saint George and the Dragon» is a book written by Margaret Hodges and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. Released by Little, Brown, it was the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1985. The text is adapted from Edmund Spenser’s epic poem The Faerie Queene. This story begins with a nameless knight riding around the plain who has never been to battle. Despite this the Queene of Faeries sends him to fight a dragon who has been terrorizing their land. He travels with Una the princess of the land. On his way to the dragon the knight meets an old hermit on top of a hill who explains to him his English heritage and tells him his name is George. George meets the dragon laying down as if it was a hill itself. The dragon sees his sword and prepares for battle. After a hard fought battle George eventually emerges triumphant and slays the dragon. The king, promising Una to whomever slays the dragon, fulfills his promise and marries George and Una. Although all is well in the land George still fights other battles for the Queene of Faeries and through these battles George becomes Saint George.