The Watcher starts out with a bang. Jane Goodall is missing! Not Jane, the primatologist, but Valerie Jane, the little English girl, beloved by her family long before she was cherished by the world. Thankfully, young Jane is found safe and sound. She had been hiding in the henhouse all along to see exactly how an egg comes from a chicken. Jane was doing what she would come to do best: watching animals to learn about them. The Watcher is written for children who don’t yet know the icon Jane Goodall. A child can relate to the little girl who loves animals and has one singular, unshakable dream: to visit Africa.