Jeannie misses her father, away fighting in the war. She and her mother plant a Victory Garden and write letters. But they worry too. Will he be alright? When will he come home? Jeannie's story is set during the Second World War. Many things are different today, but the feelings of a child whose parent has gone away to war don't change. When originally published, the National Council for Social Studies named this a "Notable Book in Social Studes" and called it "a moving account of the responses and emotions of those left behind."