One Well

Rochelle Strauss
Rosemary Woods

Seen from space, our planet looks blue. This is because almost 70 percent of Earth's surface is covered with water. Earth is the only planet with liquid water --- and therefore the only planet that can support life.

All water is connected. Every raindrop, lake, underground river and glacier is part of a single global well.

Water has the power to change everything --- a single splash can sprout a seed, quench a thirst, provide a habitat, generate energy and sustain life. How we treat the water in the well will affect every species on the planet, now and for years to come. One Well shows how every one of us has the power to conserve and protect our global well.

One Well is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

978-1-55337-954-6 | Feb 1, 2007
List Price: USD $18.99, CAD $19.99
4-color 9 x 12 32 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12
978-1-77138-726-2 | May 9, 2016
List Price: USD $11.99, CAD $11.99

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Awards & Reviews

“One Well fills a huge void...This beautifully illustrated and superbly written book is exactly the tool needed to bring awareness of the life-giving importance of water to a whole new generation.”
— Maude Barlow, Chair, Council of Canadians, Author of Blue Gold, April 2007
“One Well is a much needed drink for those of us thirsting to help protect our planet's threatened water supplies. Appropriate for children of all ages, this richly illustrated book provides valuable perspectives on the sources of water, value to all living things, present threats and constructive suggestions for water conservation. Bravo to Ms. Strauss and Ms. Woods for a valuable contribution to a subject vital to us all.”
— Jean-Michel Cousteau, Founder and President Ocean Futures Society, Inc., March 2007
“This beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written book should be read and acted upon by every family member. I hope that it will be available in every school library in the world. The message it brings is critical to all humans and indeed all life on the planet.”
— Charles Hopkins, United Nations University Chair for Education for Sustainable Development, York University, March 2007
“The facts are as dramatic as the threat of loss.”
— Booklist, Starred Review, February 2007
2008 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Winner
2008 - Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, Santa Monica Public Library, Winner
2008 - Sigurd F Olson Nature Writing Award for Children's Literature, Winner
2008 - Notable Books for a Global Society, International Reading Association, Winner
2008 - Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2007 - Book of the Year, ForeWord Magazine, Short-listed
2007 - International Book Award, The Society of School Librarians International, Winner
2007 - Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, CBC, Winner

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