Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.95
  • Save: $1.69 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it Monday, April 21? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: This book is in excellent, like new condition. It has not been written in, nor highlighted. The cover is in excellent condition.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Ryan and Jimmy: And the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together (Citizenkid) Hardcover


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$15.26
$8.46 $0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"

Frequently Bought Together

Ryan and Jimmy: And the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together (Citizenkid) + This Child, Every Child: A Book about the World’s Children (Citizenkid) + One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference (Citizenkid)
Price for all three: $44.20

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 810L (What's this?)
  • Series: Citizenkid
  • Hardcover: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1553379675
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553379676
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-6–When Ryan Hreljac's first-grade teacher told his class about countries where people did not have access to clean drinking water, the boy became determined to change things. This account follows his efforts from what began as one child committed to building one well, and grew over several years into an international network of fundraising, educating, and well-drilling that extended far beyond anyone's expectations. Ryan's endeavors also brought him into contact with Akana Jimmy, a youngster from Agweo Village, Uganda, the location of the first well. In 2000, Ryan went to Uganda, and the two boys met for the first time. Through their friendship and correspondence, readers will gain insight into a world in which children face unimaginable hardships. In the fall of 2002, rebel forces abducted Jimmy, and though he escaped, his life was placed in great danger. The narrative then details the Hreljacs' laborious but successful efforts to bring him to Canada. Clearly written and illustrated with full-color family photographs set against colorful backgrounds, this story is both personal and representative of the many people living in developing countries, the individuals working against all odds to help them, and the power of young people to make a difference. A great choice for booktalking or small-group sharing and discussion, with many possible connections, from social and economic to geographic and political.–Genevieve Gallagher, Murray Elementary School, Charlottesville, VA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Review

A truly inspirational story, this book can effectively teach about problems and solutions.

Ryan and Jimmy is a true story of friendship and compassion in which a simple wish to help others brings focus to the necessities that unite us all.

A great choice for book talking or small-group sharing and discussion, with many possible connections, from social and economic to geographic and political.

This inspiring true story of survival, friendship and activism is never preachy, and the text, dotted with color photographs, carefully preserves a child’s eye view throughout.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
1
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 7 customer reviews
Ryan is the perfect example of someone who saw a need and took action.
Deborah Johnson
I highly recommend the book, but parents of book report writers, beware...my 5th grade son selected it.
Mwindaji
A very impacting and heart warming story of what anyone can accomplish if they put in the effort.
Allan Deinhart

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hannah Fowler on February 27, 2007
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The story begins with a teacher telling her classroom of young children about the plight of children in Africa who are without clean drinking water. A boy saves up money from household chores to help. But the book is far more than just a story about bringing a well to an African village. There are enough twists and turns in the plot to keep everyone on the edge of their seat. Not only do Ugandan children drink unclean/unsafe water, but their very lives are at stake because of roving bands of kidnapped children who were forced to become soldiers. A thoroughly engrossing book suitable for classroom read-aloud time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Johnson on May 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Every person - child or adult - should read this book. Ryan is the perfect example of someone who saw a need and took action. As a teacher at an International Baccalaureate - Primary Years Programme, this book stands side-by-side with the profiles and attitudes of a reflective learner.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Jean Ann Benoit on March 30, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My children grew up with both Jimmy and Ryan and the book is a must have for any childs library
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Book was used to support our purchasing of water pumps for wells in Uganda on behalf of our children and grandchildren. A very impacting and heart warming story of what anyone can accomplish if they put in the effort.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Search
ARRAY(0xa8fdd7a4)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?