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Its September 1943, and eleven-year-old Ellie McKelveys older brother, Jimmy, has just been drafted. Jimmy has a joyful heart and a kind word for everyone, and hes the only person who thinks Ellie is smart and funny and as beautiful as Lana Turner, the movie star. Ellie can hardly stand to see him go. With Jimmy gone, Aunt Toots moves into his bedroom, Ellies mother takes a war job at a factory, and everything in Ellies life seems upside down. But she figures that the war will be over and Jimmy home by Christmas, so as much as she misses him, she keeps her spirits up. Even as families in the neighborhood begin to receive telegrams informing them that their boys are wounded or worse, Ellie never stops believing in Jimmy.

In her second work of historical fiction, Mary Ann Rodman captures all the authentic details of life on the homefront during World War II, as well as the fierce love a sister has for her beloved big brother.

Jimmy's Stars is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

MARY ANN RODMANs debut novel, Yankee Girl, was chosen as a VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers and an NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. She lives with her family in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Product Details

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Rodman, Mary Ann
Family - Siblings
World war, 1939-1945
Family life
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Brothers and sisters
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Historical - Military & Wars
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Trade Cloth
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Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 5
8.23 x 6.16 x 1.05 in
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Children's » Historical Fiction » Military and War
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Emotions and Feelings

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