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ISBN:0887768717
Author: Nancy Hartry
ISBN13: 978-0887768712
Title: Watching Jimmy
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: Tundra Books; 1st Edition edition (April 14, 2009)
Pages: 160

Watching Jimmy by Nancy Hartry



I’d like to acknowledge my readers - Maxine and Doug Hartry, Lesley Marshall, Susan Foley, Kim Brotohusodo, Jocelyn Burke, Yvonne Thompson, and Paula Wing’s class. Thanks also to Dr. Paul O’Connor for his help; to Gaelan Burke for his singing; to Marthe Jocelyn for selecting me to be part of Secrets; and especially to Kathryn Cole for taking such good care of Carolyn and Jimmy; and finally, to my nana, who from her perch on a cloud said, You seem to be having trouble, dear. Uncle Ted said Jimmy bumped his head falling off the swing

Watching Jimmy is wn; full of danger, warmth, and dark humor. With shocking candor, Carolyn relates what really happened to her best friend, Jimmy, when his uncle chose the perfect time to teach him a lesson he would never forget. The truth is Jimmy didn't fall from a swing like Uncle Ted claims. Carolyn knows - she saw everything. Nancy Hartry writes in a way that illuminates that era without the reader realizing there is a history lesson being presented. This book is well worth the read. It is very believable and captures the reader for a step back in time to learn what life in Canada was like then, and what it means to be courageous, dedicated, and truthful. Watching Jimmy by Nancy Hartry was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, and the Ontario Library Association’s Golden Oak Award.

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Watching Jimmy (2012). This little book was a surprise. By that I mean, this book may be small but it is jam-packed – in such a nice wa. ancy Hartry grabbed my attention right away with how she began this tale

A novel of danger, warmth, and dark humor - about a brain-damaged young boy and the friend who knows a terrible secret. Watching Jimmy is an wn novel full of danger, warmth, and dark humor. With shocking candor, young Carolyn relates the truth about what really happened to her best friend, Jimmy, when his Uncle Ted chose the perfect time to teach him a lesson he'd never forget

Watching Jimmy is an wn novel full of danger, warmth, and dark humor. With shocking candor, young Carolyn relates the truth about what really happened to her best friend, Jimmy, when his Uncle Ted chose the perfect time to teach him a lesson he'd never forget. The truth is, Jimmy didn't fall from a swing like Uncle Ted claims - Carolyn knows, because she saw everything. According to her, "Uncle Ted just didn't count on me, Carolyn, perched in a tree where the park and the parking lot meet.

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Nancy Hartry grabbed my attention right away with how she began this tale. She set the scene in chapter one, then hit with a gut-wrenching punch in chapter two. Even so, this interesting - yet painful - story that's easy to read, easy to follow, easy to understand, is hard to put down until the end. And once there it evokes a satisfied sigh and leaves the reader thinking it all over. Carolyn and Jimmy were best friends. When Jimmy got hurt, Uncle Ted's story was that he fell off the swing.

A novel of danger, warmth, and dark humor - about a brain-damaged young boy and the friend who knows a terrible secret. A novel of danger, warmth, and dark humor about a brain-damaged young boy and the friend who knows a terrible secret.

A novel of danger, warmth, and dark humor — about a brain-damaged young boy and the friend who knows a terrible secret.Watching Jimmy is an impossible-to-put-down novel full of danger, warmth, and dark humor. With shocking candor, young Carolyn relates the truth about what really happened to her best friend, Jimmy, when his Uncle Ted chose the perfect time to teach him a lesson he'd never forget. The truth is, Jimmy didn't fall from a swing like Uncle Ted claims — Carolyn knows, because she saw everything. According to her, "Uncle Ted just didn't count on me, Carolyn, [being] perched in a tree where the park and the parking lot meet." With the dreadful secret locked away, Carolyn walks an emotional tightrope. No matter what else is happening in this post-war era, she must keep an eye on poor, brain-damaged Jimmy: making sure he behaves, keeping him clean, and keeping him safe — especially from Uncle Ted. But when Uncle Ted threatens his beleaguered family with even more abuse and the loss of their home, Carolyn must find the courage to match wits with him and to speak out, using the truth as her only weapon. But perhaps her biggest challenge will lie in finding a way to get Jimmy the expensive operation he needs to relieve the pressure on his brain, because:"As I told you, our Jimmy is not a mental defective like people say. Our Jimmy is in there. He's in there. This I know." Set in 1958, Watching Jimmy is a brilliant portrait of a time past, a family of strong women, and a resourceful young girl who exudes character, resilience, and, most of all, love.
Reviews: 4
Just_paw
Carolyn Jamieson has a story to tell. It's not your average everyday story that any normal almost twelve-year-old would tell. You see, Carolyn was high up in a tree one early evening when uncle Ted thought he was alone in the park with her best friend Jimmy. That particular day would change all of their lives forever. Carolyn and Jimmy have lived next door to each other. They spent a lot of time together mostly because Carolyn's mom worked the night shift. Aunt Jean, Jimmy's mom, took care of them as best she could. Uncle Ted, who was presumed to be Aunt Jeans brother, and was considered to be a wealthy man. It's the late 1950's and he has made his money in the plumbing industry. He drove a blue Thunderbird with white pleather seats. Jimmy always wanted to drive that car. Uncle Ted always showed up on Thursday to visit Aunt Jean and he would always leave her a little money to help out. While Uncle Ted visited, Jimmy, Carolyn and the neighborhood kids would hang all over his car. Jimmy always sat behind the wheel. Uncle Ted would come out of the house and yell at the kids causing them to run and scatter. He would always sock Jimmy in the arm leaving behind a bruise every time. Carolyn and Jimmy would be stuck wiping all the fingerprints off of the car before he would leave. Carolyn couldn't figure out why Uncle Ted was always so mean to Jimmy. It was as if he had a secret hate for him. One Thursday evening in the park Uncle Ted challenged Jimmy to a race for a chance to drive the car. It wasn't man against boy running, but a race with man and car against Jimmy. And then it happened. Uncle Ted hit Jimmy with his fancy blue car, unaware that Carolyn saw the whole thing from high up in a tree. The story goes that Jimmy fell out of the swing and bumped his head. It put him in a coma for a while and when he woke up he wasn't the same. He now wears diapers and drools. Carolyn knew she had to watch over Jimmy and protect him from Uncle Ted. One day, Carolyn finds Jimmy home alone with Uncle Ted who had been giving him alcohol to calm him down from one of his fits. It is now Carolyn's mission to find out why Uncle Ted is so mean and to figure out a way to tell what really happened to Jimmy. Hartry draws readers into Carolyn's world. The unfolding of events is filled with suspense and emotion. Readers will eagerly turn the pages to see what Carolyn does to protect her friend and family. Although the content is sensitize this is a middle grade friendly read.
Xarcondre
I received this book from Library Thing in exchange for an honest review.

This little book was a surprise. I knew it was coming, but I didn't expect it to be so big for its size. By that I mean, this book may be small but it is jam-packed - in such a nice way.

Nancy Hartry grabbed my attention right away with how she began this tale. She set the scene in chapter one, then hit with a gut-wrenching punch in chapter two. Even so, this interesting - yet painful - story that's easy to read, easy to follow, easy to understand, is hard to put down until the end. And once there it evokes a satisfied sigh and leaves the reader thinking it all over.

Carolyn and Jimmy were best friends. When Jimmy got hurt, Uncle Ted's story was that he fell off the swing. What nobody knows is that Carolyn saw the whole thing, but who can she tell? And what good would it do?

This story is set in 1958, after World War II, during a time of struggle and recovery in Canada, a historical time that will change the nation. Nancy Hartry writes in a way that illuminates that era without the reader realizing there is a history lesson being presented.

This book is well worth the read. It is very believable and captures the reader for a step back in time to learn what life in Canada was like then, and what it means to be courageous, dedicated, and truthful.

Watching Jimmy by Nancy Hartry was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, and the Ontario Library Association's Golden Oak Award.

If you enjoy historical fiction you will certainly appreciate Watching Jimmy by Nancy Hartry.
Shakanos
Carolyn, 11, lives next door to her best friend, Jimmy. In the past, they did everything together but not anymore. Jimmy doesn't do anything the two children liked to do because he now wears diapers after sustaining brain damage. Carolyn watches Jimmy's family and tries to be visiting Jimmy when Uncle Ted comes for his weekly visits. Because Carolyn knows the truth: that Jimmy's injuries didn't come from falling off a swing as Uncle Ted told everyone. This wonderful book combines history (set in 1958 Canada), empathy, and heartbreak. Highly recommended for teens.
Malaris
Watching Jimmy is a great story about friendship, family, trust and ultimately telling the truth. It's a quick read that will have you turning pages until the end. Even though it is set in 1958, the story is relevant to today's headlines concerning health care. If you are looking for a story about courage and doing the right thing, this is the book for you.