Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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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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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch I was stalked. And I am weaving it in to a novel.
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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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Enjoyed skyping about Adrift At Sea with Ms Flygare’s students this morning. Thanks for the great questions!
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Too Young to Escape by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
"Readers of the picture book story, Adrift at Sea, which tells the story of one family's courageous journey from South Vietnam to Canada, will want to read this companion story about the youngest sister left behind temporarily. Van Ho is four when..." Read more of this review »
Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
"Cameron found this at the school library and when he finished he told me I had to read it. It's really hard to believe that I have a child old enough to be reading this kind of book, let alone recommending it to me. This reminded me a lot of 'Numb..." Read more of this review »
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It was a near-painful experience, reading this book from the perspective of a 13 year old boy who is afraid of a myriad of everyday things and feels pain intensively. And illuminating read, but I can't really call it enjoyable.
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This was a highly enjoyable twisty-turny thriller! I kept on thinking I knew what was happening but kept on being proven wrong. An original and tautly written tale that keeps unfolding in unexpected ways. Delicious ending.. Bravo!
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So glad you liked my book! There are two more in the series, so you can find out more. The War Below came out in April -- it's from Luka's p
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Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
"It was a great book that let me read about a life that I could never imagine. I liked how the author wrote the book and I liked the plot, but I wish that it wouldn't have ended like it did. I would have loved to read more."
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"I selected this book because I love historical fiction! Historical fiction is my favorite type of book because Its interesting to find out how far we have come and where were still at if that makes any sense. My favorite thing about the book is wh..." Read more of this review »
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Ooooh, loved the slow unwinding creepiness of this thriller! Well done!

Thank you Netgalley for the e-review edition of this book in exchange for an honest review! Will read more by this author!
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Not the kind of book I usually read, but it was insightful. Recommended to anyone interested in the mind/physical sympton connection.
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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!


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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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