Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Watching Jimmy by Nancy Hartry

Watching Jimmy
by Nancy Hartry
152 pages
Juvenile Fiction (age 9-12)
Toronto : Tundra Books, 2009

Uncle Ted says Jimmy fell out of the swing and landed on his head. Jimmy can't communicate enough to tell anyone the truth. Carolyn is too scared to tell anyone what she saw. The best Carolyn can do is to help Jimmy and his mom in anyway she can. Opportunity arises for her to sing in a church choir, but she is reluctant because practices are on Ted-day also known as Thursday. Uncle Ted comes visiting Jimmy and his mom and Carolyn feels she needs to be there to protect Jimmy. This short little story about a Toronto family trying to get back on their feet after World War II is touching yet not overly complex.

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