Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth

Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth

Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, one young girl is determined to save her brother from the draft--and gets help from an unlikely source--in this middle-grade tale, perfect for fans of The Wednesday Wars When eleven-year-old Reenie Kelly's mother passes away, she and her brothers are shipped off to live with their grandmother. Adjusting to life in her parents' Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, one young girl is determined to save her brother from the draft--and gets...

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Title:Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth
Author:Sheila O'Connor
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0399161937
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:348 pages pages

Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth Reviews

  • Todd
    May 09, 2018
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  • Celeste
    Apr 21, 2018
    4.5 stars. I loved this sweet book that takes place during the Vietnam War. The main character is a chatty, adorable girl who starts up a pen pal correspondence with an elderly neighbor on her paper route. She stole my heart and it was an interesting look at the people who wanted to be...
  • Sarah
    Dec 09, 2017
    Truly phenomenal! This is one of the best middle grade fiction novels I have ever read. I fell in love with Maureen "Reenie" Kelly at the outset. This is an epistolary novel that takes place during the summer of 1968. Eleven, soon to be twelve-year-old Reenie has moved with her two o...
  • Tanesha
    Apr 05, 2017
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  • Hilary
    Oct 14, 2017
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  • Katie Fitzgerald
    Mar 11, 2018
    In the summer of 1968, Reenie Kelly has just moved to Lake Liberty, Minnesota. She has been going through a difficult time ever since her mom died from cancer. The family has very little money, so her father has had to leave the children - Reenie and her older brothers, Dare and Billy ...
  • Mary Louise Sanchez
    May 16, 2018
    Eleven-year-old Reenie Kelly writes a letter to her reclusive newspaper customer, Mr. Marsworth, hoping he'll open up his door (which he never does), but in the meantime, she starts to open up his heart. She confides how she and her two brothers, Dare and Billy have come to live with t...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Apr 05, 2018
    Purchased copy Reenie, her father, and her brothers Billy and Dare move from Missouri to live with their grandmother in Minnesota in 1968 because their mother's cancer treatments bankrupted the family. Reenie and her brothers all have jobs, and they are saving up to pay for Bill...
  • Katy Budget Books
    Feb 23, 2018
    Abby says: Easily my favourite children's book of 2018 to date, "Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth" is a treasure trove of truths, stories, friends, and history. 11 year papergirl Reenie Kelly is our beloved heroine who becomes penpals with urban hermit Mr. Marsworth. Attempting to save he...
  • Tina Hoggatt
    Apr 07, 2018
    I was drawn in and rooting for Reenie Kelly as she lands in the small town where her recently deceased mother grew up. Her father leaves town to find work to pay off medical bills and her strict grandmother's rules are strict and different from those she grew up with. Set during the Vi...
  • J.S.
    Dec 06, 2017
    I was sucked in by the comparison to Gary D. Schmidt's The Wednesday Wars, one of the absolute best MG/YA books out there. The only similarity however, seems to be the Vietnam War time frame. The storyline is that eleven-year-old Reenie Kelly and her brothers have been left in the care...
  • Dawn
    Nov 29, 2017
    This artfully done story about spunky 11-year-old Maureen (Reen or Reenie) Kelly and her blossoming friendship (via the pen/typewriter) with an elderly man on her paper route, takes place in 1968 during the Vietnam War and is told through letters - mostly Reenie's, though some are Mr. ...
  • Lisa
    Apr 14, 2018
    In this thought-provoking story told entirely in letters, eleven-year old Reenie Kelly is determined to save her brother from the Vietnam War draft. This is also a story of unlikely friendship as Reenie writes letters to a recluse who lives on her paper route. This book gives insight i...
  • Cricket Muse
    Jun 02, 2018
    A book about the Vietnam war for middle readers doesn?t seem likely to succeed, yet something about a precocious eleven year old girl becoming pen pals with an elderly recluse has a certain appeal. The protagonist, Reenie Kelly, a scrappy eleven year old girl who writes with energet...
  • Amy
    Apr 19, 2018
    Books that make me cry pretty much automatically get five stars from me. I love: epistolary novels, historical fiction, plucky tween girl protagonists, grumpy old men who have their grumpy exteriors softened by the persistence of the plucky tween girl protagonists, etc. I read Okay for...
  • Rebecca
    May 16, 2018
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  • Lisa Boyd
    Jun 11, 2018
    Vietnam war era is the setting. Cute book, a little tedious for me as a grown lady, but I know the intended audience will enjoy it. ...
  • Sharon
    May 31, 2018
    Pretty good reflection on war & protesting of war... old guy & school-girl pen pals discussion of this & other issues.. no errors. ...
  • Rachel
    Jun 03, 2018
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  • Angela Riley
    Apr 16, 2018
    So I got this book as a pre-release with the hopes that I could use it for historical fiction book clubs. It is set up all in letters between a girl and an elderly man on her paper route. They strike up a pen pal relationship as she tells him about the possibility of her brother being ...
  • SundayAtDusk
    Dec 01, 2017
    I obviously didn't fall in love with this story the way so many other reviewers did. My main problem with it is protagonist Reenie didn't seem or sound like an 11-year-old back in 1968 a good deal of the time. What 11-year-old would have started and continued writing long letters to a ...
  • Nichole Midgett
    Apr 11, 2018
    Beautiful. ...
  • Lisa Trank
    Jun 09, 2018
    A book of correspondence and a very sweet one. I did get a little weary of the back and forth during the middle, but I appreciated how the author brought in larger stories - the war, the Kelly family drama, and the town, in through the letters. Love Reenie. ...
  • Emily
    May 20, 2018
    I picked this up at my favorite local bookstore after reading the description and feeling a connection with characters. My niece and I exchange emails and, in those words, I relish every ounce of honesty and joy we share with each other. As any reader knows, the words we write down are...
  • Sely
    May 13, 2018
    4.8 stars. This book gave me chills. It is cute, heart-warming, but also so sad. The book have the power to make me shed tears. Reenie Kelly acted like an eleven years old girl would be. She is smart, sweet, and sometimes she made decision like a child would do and it is not preten...
  • Roseann Lloyd
    Apr 28, 2018
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  • LS Johnson
    May 23, 2018
    I will think about this book for some time to come, not just the story itself but also the lessons hidden in each letter and note passed between the characters. I teach classes and lead clubs often based around literature, rather than textbooks. This is an ideal book for that. There we...
  • Lizz Axnick
    Dec 27, 2017
    This book was wonderful and sad at the same time. The book is reminiscent for me of Beverly Cleary's Dear Mr. Henshaw, in that it is a series of letters between our protagonist, Reenie (short for Maureen) and H.W. Marsworth, a recluse on her paper route that she strikes up a pen pal re...
  • Kristen
    Apr 29, 2018
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  • Sheila O'Connor
    Jun 05, 2018
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