Jimmy's Stars (Paperback)

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It''s September 1943, and eleven-year-old Ellie McKelvey''s older brother, Jimmy, has just been drafted. Jimmy has a joyful heart and a kind word for everyone, and he''s 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, Ellie''s mother takes a war job at a factory, and everything in Ellie''s 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.

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Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Mfg Part# 9780374337032
SKU 205579074
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0374337039
Release Date 4/29/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 1T
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"Ellie's intense outpouring of grief is masterfully portrayed, and Rodman's painstaking attention to historical detail creates a vividly realized sense of time and place. Readers will find this emotionally gripping story of love and loss profoundly moving."
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Editors Note In 1943, eleven-year-old Ellie is her brother Jimmy's "best girl," and when he leaves Pittsburgh just before Thanksgiving to fight in World War II, he promises he will return, asks her to leave the Christmas tree up until he does, and reminds her to "let the joy out." 20,000 first printing.
Editors Note 1 In 1943, eleven-year-old Ellie is her brother Jimmy's "best girl," and when he leaves Pittsburgh just before Thanksgiving to fight in World War II, he promises he will return, asks her to leave the Christmas tree up until he does, and reminds her to "let the joy out." 20,000 first printing.
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