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Morse Pond Review: Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth

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Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth

Sheila O’Connor

G.P. Putnam’s Son’s

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$16.99

Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth is about a girl name Maureen (Reenie) Kelly. In the time of the bloody Vietnam war, Reenie’s mother passes away so they have to move in with their grandmother while their father tries to earn money. Reenie’s older brother, Billy, is at risk of being drafted into the war. Reenie begins to start a new life at her new home starting with being pen pals with an old man named Mr. Marsworth. Mr. Marsworth gives Reenie advice that helps her through many obstacles and may even help save her brother from the draft. They help each other through their hard times. This beautifully written story has themes talking about peace, love and family. It shows us that people can help each other through hard times and that they can encourage each other to be their best. I highly suggest this book to all readers.

~ Kylie, 6th Grade, age 11

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Customer Review: Same Sun Here

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Silas House and Neela Vaswani

Candlewick

$15.99

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Same Sun Here is about two kids: one named Meena Joshi, a girl who just moved to New York City, NY from Mussoorie, India and River Dean Justice, and the other a boy who was born out side the town of Black Banks, Kentucky. These two become pen pals and very close friends. They both have good times and bad, but, through it all they sick together. This book was so good until the last page was read out loud that I didn’t want it to end. It was and still is the best book {that wasn’t a horse book} yet and I will read more of these authors’ books as soon as I can!!!

~Trinity, almost 11

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