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Jimmys Stars 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 Jimmy S Stars Is A 2009 Bank Street Best Children S Book Of The Year.


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10 thoughts on “Jimmys Stars

  1. 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 w...


  2. 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 fr...


  3. 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 Jimmy s Stars out it looked brand new I knew ...


  4. 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 rece...


  5. 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...


  6. 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 194...


  7. says:

    This was another recommendation from Olivia one of her all time favorite books This is a great historical fiction book about a 12 year old girl, Ellie, living in Pittsburgh during WWI and coping with her older, beloved brother going off to war The book is very sad and has some adult themes.I loved this book because the author did a wonderful job of depicting Ellieshe seemed so real and so child like for the era The relationship between Ellie and her older brother, Jimmy...


  8. says:

    This was a 3.5 stars for me I thought the author did a wonderful job of not only portraying life stateside during WWII, but of life in Pittsburgh during the time, using colloquialisms like yunz and referencing regional items like chipped ham There are so many books about the Holocaust, and the soldier s of WWII, I love that this book shows a different side of it the family home waiting, wondering about their loved one I wouldn t hesistate to recommend this to any student curious about W This was a 3.5 stars for me I thought the author did a wonderful job of not only portraying life stateside during WWII, but of life in Pittsburgh during the time, using colloquialisms like yunz and referenc...


  9. says:

    Solid WWII historical fiction Ellie is a believable and spunky twelve year old who has a close relationship with her brother Jimmy who goes off to war We see her home front life compelte with rations, her aunt becoming Rosie the Riveter and her rivalry with the girl next door Set in my home town Pittsburgh, I hoped forsetting background besides a few Pittsburgh phrases and jaunts to West View Park The plot was predictable I also wished to knowabout Jimmy before he left for the Solid WWII historical fiction Ellie is a believable and spunky twelve year old who has a close relationship with her brot...


  10. says:

    Meh I thought this was going to better but then again, this was from the point of view of an 11 year old girl, so naturally I found some bits immature and annoying, but I guess that s a good thing as the author managed to interpret her so well Still though, it s a bit cliched in bits.Spoiler Ahead Read at your own risk view spoiler Though the part about Jimmy s death and moving on was a well written enough to make me feel like she was moving on there was enough sufficient evidence if you w Meh I thought this was going to better but then again, this was from the point of view of an 11 year old girl, so naturally I found some bits immature and annoying, but I guess that s a good thing as the author managed to interpret her so well Still though, it s a bit cliched in bits.Spoiler Ahead Rea...


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