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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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Marsha has received numerous awards and honours for her picture books and young adult novels, including a nomination for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year in 2007. Marsha has penned the bestselling Dear Canada book, Prisoners in the Promised Land.

In 2008, Marsha was awarded the Order of Princess Olha by the Ukranian President, in recognition of her story, Enough, which described the great Ukranian famine that claimed millions of lives in the 1930s.

Surprisingly, up until the fourth grade, Marsha did not know how to read! She says that after she failed a provincial test, she taught herself how to read with Oliver Twist – and it took her a year to complete. Ever since, Marsha read as many books as she could get her hands on, an
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undergroundstarredGot this lovely message from a Vancouver teacher today, and she sent me this jpg of the book with the student stars:


I just had two students come and ask me to put a student starred sticker on Underground Soldier. This means that they believe it is so good that everyone should read it! Within five minutes, two others added their stars to the book!!


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Author appearance, April 21, 2015 07:00PM
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Omens by Kelley Armstrong
Omens (Cainsville, #1)
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Entertaining and enjoyable characters.
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Dear Daughter
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A promising beginning but the entire tone of the story changed about 80% in.
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Tsar by Ted Bell
Tsar (Alexander Hawke, #5)
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Sigh. I really wanted to like this book but the characters were cardboard and the plot wafer thin.
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The Damned by Andrew Pyper
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I've enjoyed Pyper's previous books but this one got a bit cheesy about 60% through.
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“Kat happened to get a spot in the cafeteria line-up just behind the young woman lawyer who presented the case against her grandfather. She had removed her black robe too, and Kat found her much less threatening in her cream coloured jacket and trousers. The woman grabbed a carton of milk and then a tossed salad from behind the Plexiglas door. "Stay clear of the noodle soup," she said to Kat pleasantly. "It's vile."

Kat smiled back at her. How odd that this woman could be so nice. It must all be in a day's work for her to tear apart and impoverish families. Kat grabbed some red Jell-O and a carton of orange juice for herself. She didn't really feel like eating: she was just going through the motions.”
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“Have some Jell-O”
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Hope's War
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“Kat happened to get a spot in the cafeteria line-up just behind the young woman lawyer who presented the case against her grandfather. She had removed her black robe too, and Kat found her much less threatening in her cream coloured jacket and trousers. The woman grabbed a carton of milk and then a tossed salad from behind the Plexiglas door. "Stay clear of the noodle soup," she said to Kat pleasantly. "It's vile."

Kat smiled back at her. How odd that this woman could be so nice. It must all be in a day's work for her to tear apart and impoverish families. Kat grabbed some red Jell-O and a carton of orange juice for herself. She didn't really feel like eating: she was just going through the motions.”
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Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi! Thanks for friend request at this nice site too! Will be glad to share some recommendations, advices, thoughts, quotes, etc in the future! Best wishes! Keep up the good work! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (as my water dragons hunters would say - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!


message 2: by Laura

Laura Thanks for the friend request! It's great hooking up with you here and sharing our love of books.


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Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Marsha!

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