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Jimmy's Stars ❮PDF❯ ✭ Jimmy's Stars ✩ Author Mary Ann Rodman – Thomashillier.co.uk It s September , 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 sm It s September , 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 JimmyIn 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 aBank Street Best Children s Book of the Year.


10 thoughts on “Jimmy's Stars

  1. R.F. Gammon R.F. Gammon says:

    I feel like I remember really liking this one but I don t remember it well enough to rate it XD


  2. Becky Becky says:

    The two people Ellie McKelvey hated most were Adolf Hitler and Victoria Gandeck Hitler lived in Germany, but Victoria was just across the alley And right now, Ellie hated Victoria .Jimmy s Stars is the story of a family on the homefront in World War II Ellie, our heroine, is a young girl, only eleven, when her brother Jimmy is sent to war In one way, she s proud His being at home won t give anyone in the neighborhood or at her school the ammunition to tease her and her family for being The two people Ellie McKelvey hated most were Adolf Hitler and Victoria Gandeck Hitler lived in Germany, but Victoria was just across the alley And right now, Ellie hated Victoria .Jimmy s Stars is the story of a family on the homefront in World War II Ellie, our heroine, is a young girl, only eleven, when her brother Jimmy is sent to war In one way, she s proud His being at home won t give anyone in the neighborhood or at her school the ammunition to tease her and her family for being slackers, for being unpatriotic But most of all, she s worried but doesn t quite want to admit it That is she s afraid to admit that Jimmy might die or get wounded She d rather him be safe and here, than brave and over there It doesn t help matters any that Aunt Toots, her least favorite relative, is moving into their house, moving into Jimmy s room, wearing Jimmy s clothes War means change, and Ellie doesn t like it one little bit.Ellie is forced by the war, by these changes both in and outside of her family, to grow up sooner than she d like.I ve always liked or almost always liked fiction and nonfiction books about World War II Especially about those on the homefront any home front be it America, England, China, Korea, Germany, Poland, Russia, France, wherever I like reading about how women and children were effected by war.This one would fit in nicely with the others in the field And it s one I m happy to recommend


  3. Melina Melina says:

    Ellie is living in a world marked by the photos on her teacher s wall and the stars hanging in people s windows It s World War Two and a blue star means someone is serving, a gold one means someone is lost Then Ellie s brother, who has had a deferment from the draft due to their father s accident, is called up .I found this book a little hard to get into at first in fact I had to put it down and start it again Ellie is, in the beginning, not the most likable character, though she soon Ellie is living in a world marked by the photos on her teacher s wall and the stars hanging in people s windows It s World War Two and a blue star means someone is serving, a gold one means someone is lost Then Ellie s brother, who has had a deferment from the draft due to their father s accident, is called up .I found this book a little hard to get into at first in fact I had to put it down and start it again Ellie is, in the beginning, not the most likable character, though she soon grabs your sympathy The author does a good job of creating a war time atmosphere, though some parts get a little confusing I will be interested to see how my students approach this book


  4. Thomas Thomas says:

    When I read Jimmy s Stars, this month, the book kept me coming back to readI liked the book because I could feel what the character was going through, even though I didn t experience it myself The book was filled with many emotions the character felt, such as happiness and sadness, surprise and betrayal The author was very good about introducing the characters and showing us their personalities I felt as if the main character s problems were my own problems, and I felt as if I knew t When I read Jimmy s Stars, this month, the book kept me coming back to readI liked the book because I could feel what the character was going through, even though I didn t experience it myself The book was filled with many emotions the character felt, such as happiness and sadness, surprise and betrayal The author was very good about introducing the characters and showing us their personalities I felt as if the main character s problems were my own problems, and I felt as if I knew the main character personally The book had me coming back with anticipation of what will happen to the brother, and the book showed the special relationship between the brother and the main character very well This book changed the way I think about what books I like because even though it is realistic fiction, I never thought something related to history would be fun to read, but I actually enjoyed the book I fully expected to not like the book very much, but it drew me in and kept me reading it This shows me that I like many different types of books, and I should widen my selection of books that I like


  5. Mrs. Scott Mrs. Scott says:

    This didn t grab me from the beginning, seemed to be trying to fit in every bit of research on the era but it had me by the end, with its quiet questioning of the difficulties of war, and death, and medals, and how do we best remember those who fought Nicely done.


  6. Janie R. Janie R. says:

    Even though I was brought to tears, this is a very good story, set in the era of World War II I highly recommend this book.


  7. Sharon Sharon says:

    Are you nuts Victoria s as big as a Frigidaire Why d you fight her Ellie took a deep breath She called you a slacker I loved this book, so much so that I don t believe there will be too much objectivity found in this review Every once in a while, amongst the seemingly endless offerings of novels to read, a gem is encountered I was scanning the shelves at our library and pulled


  8. Allison Allison says:

    Rodman, Mary Ann Jimmy s Stars, 272 pgs, Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR Language G, Sexual Content G Violence PGIn today s world of an all volunteer military, the draft doesn t stir up the sense of fear that it once did During both World Wars and Vietnam our country has drafted men to build their military This meant that if your draft number came up, you stopped your life and became a soldier and sometimes you didn t come home Ellie adores her older brother He makes her feel special and i Rodman, Mary Ann Jimmy s Stars, 272 pgs, Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR Language G, Sexual Content G Violence PGIn today s world of an all volunteer military, the draft doesn t stir up the sense of fear that it once did During both World Wars and Vietnam our country has drafted men to build their military This meant that if your draft number came up, you stopped your life and became a soldier and sometimes you didn t come home Ellie adores her older brother He makes her feel special and important in a way no one else does Then one day he receives a telegram calling him to service Ellie s world is shaken, but she is sure he will be back by Christmas She lives for his letters and is so proud of the star hanging in her window that tells everyone he is serving his country Then one day their family receives the dreaded telegram telling them that her beloved Jimmy has died.This novel is a poignant yet sweet story of a young girl growing up in war time and how she deals with the worst news any family could get Nicely done.Upper EL MS ADVISABLE Allison Madsen Teen Librarian SJO Public Librarian


  9. Shelley Shelley says:

    This broke my heart over and over Ellie was really self absorbed at the start, and remarkably insulated from the war for late 1943 A few lines made this make sense, though she and her friends talking about how no one they knew had died at war, so anyone they did know wouldn t, and it wasn t until summer 1944 that they saw anyone come home that wasn t in perfect physical condition Of course the newsreels wouldn t show soldiers missing limbs or their minds As the war began to directly affe This broke my heart over and over Ellie was really self absorbed at the start, and remarkably insulated from the war for late 1943 A few lines made this make sense, though she and her friends talking about how no one they knew had died at war, so anyone they did know wouldn t, and it wasn t until summer 1944 that they saw anyone come home that wasn t in perfect physical condition Of course the newsreels wouldn t show soldiers missing limbs or their minds As the war began to directly affect her, though, as well as her friends and neighbors, she grew up quite a lot I liked her, for all her faults, and like I said, the many events in the book broke my heart often I wish that Toots had been developedas a character, and a littlehad been done with Sal, but I loved Ellie and her friends It was well done, and I look forward to reading the author s other book


  10. Laura Laura says:

    This stateside historical fiction set in Pittsburgh of life during WWII was relatively realistic The characters seemed real, from Ellie s love for, and faith in, her brother Jimmy to her nemesis Victoria s reactions to her letters from Jimmy, to Sal s desire to grow up, to the neighbors and teachers Equally real was the sense of a time in which things were unsure, and in which people had to Make Sacrifices roller skates, for example, or eating ground meat of unknown origin.What felt le This stateside historical fiction set in Pittsburgh of life during WWII was relatively realistic The characters seemed real, from Ellie s love for, and faith in, her brother Jimmy to her nemesis Victoria s reactions to her letters from Jimmy, to Sal s desire to grow up, to the neighbors and teachers Equally real was the sense of a time in which things were unsure, and in which people had to Make Sacrifices roller skates, for example, or eating ground meat of unknown origin.What felt less real was the seeming need that the author had to put in almost every kind of experience Buddy s homecoming and resulting illness , Toot s moving in, the kindhearted 4 F, etc. It did help make the world slightlyreal, but it also felt forced, as though the goal was to show a snipped of everything that happened back then in a mere 250 pages


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