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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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Born
in Brantford Ontario, Canada
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Influences
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, an
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Making Bombs for Hitler is suitable for readers as young as ten, although older readers would enjoy it as well.

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Trapped in Hitler’s Web, Jan 23 event

Marta Czurylowicz did a wonderful job of moderating this virtual book event, or should I say events? It was supposed to be a single presentation but in order to reduce the audience size we did two back to back presentations. The questions were very interesting! I was thrilled to find out that Marta received an … Continue reading "Trapped in Hitler’s Web, Jan 23 event" Read more of this blog post »
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"Excellent book. Very easy to lose track of time until you've reached the end. Also recommend Making Bombs for Hitler as a follow up from this book."
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Originally from Ukraine, Maria and her older sister Krystia have made it through separate ordeals during World War II and are now back together again. They cannot believe their luck: Hitler is dead, and the war has ended.

And yet, they are not as safe
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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.”
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Hope's War

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Marsha Dear Jamie,
Alas, I cannot read and comment on your story but I can give you some advice. My biggest piece of advice is once you've written a story, let it sit for awhile (an hour, or even a day) and then go back and read it and think of ways that you could improve it. I do 60 or more revisions on every story that I write. Practice and revision make all the difference. Good wishes with your writing.
best
Marsha



Jamie wrote: "Hi Marsha.
I've wrote a book abot a peeny for my class at schooland I got a C+ on it. if i show you the book would you help me find a way to make it better i am brained block i can not think"



message 7: by Jamie

Jamie Meister Hi Marsha.
I've wrote a book abot a peeny for my class at schooland I got a C+ on it. if i show you the book would you help me find a way to make it better i am brained block i can not think


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


message 4: by Ivan

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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