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Ryan and Jimmy
By Herb Shoveller

Ryan and Jimmy

And the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together

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Ryan and Jimmy by Herb Shoveller

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It costs a lot of money to build a well in Africa --- a lot more than Ryan Hreljac had thought. Still, the six year old kept doing chores around his parents' house, even after he learned it could take him years to earn enough money. Then a friend of the family wrote an article in the local newspaper about Ryan's wish to build a well to supply people with safe, clean water. Before long, ripples of goodwill began spreading. People started sending money to help pay for Ryan's well. Ryan was interviewed on television. His dream of a well became an international news story. In Agweo, Uganda, villagers were used to walking a long way every day in search of water. What they found was often brown and smelly and made a lot of people sick. But when Ryan's well was built, life in the village changed for the better. A young orphan named Akana Jimmy longed for a chance to thank Ryan in person for this gift of life --- clean water.When they finally meet, an unbreakable bond unites these boys from very different backgrounds, and a long and sometimes life-threatening journey begins. Ryan and Jimmy is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781553379676
ISBN-10: 1553379675
Format: Hardback
(289mm x 223mm x 12mm)
Pages: 55
Imprint: Kids Can Press
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Herb Shoveller

Herb Shoveller is a former journalist and the great-uncle of Ryan Hreljac.

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