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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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Born
in Brantford Ontario, Canada
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Genre

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writes about young people plunged in the midst of war

Member Since
July 2007


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,
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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch I was stalked. And I am weaving it in to a novel.
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch Hello, Esther --

Making Bombs for Hitler is suitable for readers as young as ten, although older readers would enjoy it as well.

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"This is probably the best WW2 book that I've read so far! It just shows you what kids had to do during that hard time that most of us never experienced. Soon, there won't be anyone to remember this story except for amazing books like "Making Bombs..." Read more of this review »
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This was a very enjoyable mystery-thriller and I loved how Kate, the widow's story and Abby's the wife's story intertwined in unexpected ways. It kept me guessing to the very end. Must read more by Christian White.
Too Young to Escape by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
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"Excellent writing. This novel is based on true memories of a young girl whose family left her behind in Vietnam. Eventually they were reunited but the story shows us life in Vietnam in the 1980's through the lens of a child. The story draws you in..." Read more of this review »
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While the novel is rated age 8 to 12, I think older Middle grade and up would most appreciate it. That said, I've received enthusiastic emails from younger kids as well.
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"4/5 stars. This young adult (older middle grade-ish) novel tells Krystia's story of courage and resistance set in Ukraine during WWII, at the end of Soviet occupation and during the subsequent takeover by the Nazis.

Though a fictionalized novel, K..." Read more of this review »
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This graphic memoir treatment of the WWI Canadian internment operations as seen through the eyes of one prisoner is a welcome addition to a growing body of literature on this era. Kassandra Luciuk has researched well, using words from the papers of ...more
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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”
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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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Marsha Kristin wrote: "Hi Marsha.
Hope all is well in your world. I haven't fallen off the face of the earth; just left the social network. (It's been a year and a half already.) It wasn't a a healthy fit for me. New boo..."


Nice to hear from you, Kristin! Congrats on the new book and that's awesome about the painting!


Kristin Butcher Hi Marsha.
Hope all is well in your world. I haven't fallen off the face of the earth; just left the social network. (It's been a year and a half already.) It wasn't a a healthy fit for me. New book coming out next spring. In the meantime, I'm honing my painting skills. Who knows? Perhaps I can become an illustrator. To catch up on my activity or to get in touch, please visit me at my website: www.kristinbutcher.com


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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.


message 1: by Lee

Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Marsha!

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