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Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

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Born
in Brantford Ontario, Canada
Website

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Genre

Influences
writes about young people plunged in the midst of war

Member Since
July 2007


Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is the author of 20+ books for young people, yet she didn’t read until age 9. She now considers dyslexia to be a gift. Her scrupulously researched historical fiction and narrative non-fiction focuses on refugees and war from a young person’s perspective. Her books have won many honors, but her favorites are the provincial readers’ choice awards, of which she’s won many. Marsha has a Master of Library Science degree and worked as a librarian for the federal government before she began writing books. She considers herself a librarian-detective (and also a princess, but that’s another story).
Her best-known book is Making Bombs for Hitler. Her newest is Winterkill.

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

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Making Bombs for Hitler

4.35 avg rating — 9,500 ratings — published 2012 — 20 editions
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Stolen Girl

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Don't Tell the Nazis

4.31 avg rating — 1,420 ratings — published 2017 — 13 editions
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The War Below

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Trapped in Hitler's Web

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Prisoners in the Promised L...

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Traitors Among Us

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Daughter of War

3.83 avg rating — 283 ratings — published 2008
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Winterkill

4.40 avg rating — 200 ratings3 editions
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OLA Superconference: signing two books

Library professionals and educators! Are you going to next week’s conference? It’s so wonderful to be doing this in person again. I’ll be signing two books there, so come and say hello. Fitzhenry & Whiteside has just reissued the third redesigned and updated edition of Silver Threads, and I’ll also be signing Winterkill at the … Continue reading "OLA Superconference: signing two books" Read more of this blog post »
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“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
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Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
"Larissa and her sister Lida were separated from their home in the Ukrainian village. Larissa is terrified about her younger sister Lida and if she is okay. When Larissa is at a Camp she meets new people and they are like brothers and sisters to her. " Read more of this review »
Traitors Among Us by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
"What happened to people immediately after World War II? Traitors Among Us follows the story of two Ukrainian sisters who survived the war and made it to a refugee camp only to be kidnapped by Russians, transported to the Russian-controlled part of Gr" Read more of this review »
Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
"Very well written and in a way and level that middle grades can relate to and understand. "
The Myth of Normal by Gabor Maté
" Absolutely! "
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The Lost Year by Katherine Marsh
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Marsha wants to read 60 books in the 2023 Reading Challenge
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Marsha made a comment on her review of I'll Tell You No Lies
I'll Tell You No Lies by Amanda McCrina
" And the cover is perfect for the story. "
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“I couldn't control that the Nazis considered me "subhuman." But I could control how I treated others.”
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Don't Tell the Nazis

“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

“Have some Jell-O”
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Hope's War
tags: 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.”
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Hope's War

“Unrest has entered the hearts of men. When unrest is left to fester, Chaos will soon follow.”
S.D. Ferrell, The Shadow of Erebos

“Spiritually oriented books help us refine sense of right and wrong in a confusing world.”
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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 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

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