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.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Jimmy's Stars
Author(s): Mary Ann Rodman
ISBN: 0-374-33703-9 / 978-0-374-33703-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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April 2008 : Hardback
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Title: Jimmy's Stars
Author(s): Mary Ann Rodman
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jimmy's Stars
Author(s): Mary Ann Rodman
ISBN: 1-4095-0123-X / 978-1-4095-0123-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
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June 2009 : Paperback
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Title: [(Jimmy's Stars)] [ By (author) Mary Ann Rodman ] [June, 2009]
Author(s): Mary Ann Rodman
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
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Kindle Editions

April 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Jimmy's Stars
Author(s): Mary Ann Rodman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Availability: Amazon CA