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  • Bibliography:
    25 Books
  • First Book:
    October 1998
  • Latest Book:
    January 2025
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Book List in Order: 25 titles



  • The Best Gifts is the story of Sara and the important moments in her life. It starts with her birth and concludes when she welcomes her own baby. On each occasion, friends and family bring gifts to celebrate. In the end, though, the most cherished...



  • Short-listed for the 2004 Rocky Mountain Book Award and for the 2003 Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award and long-listed for the 2002 CBC Canada Reads People's Choice Book Kataryna Baliuk, a gifted fine arts student, is hoping to have a fresh start ...



  • Fifteen-year-old Paula’s perfectionism drives every facet of her life, from her marks in Grade 10 to the pursuit of a "perfect body." A history project brings her face to face with her grandmother’s early life and, as she delves deeper, she is di...



  • Commended for the 2004 Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection, short-listed for the 2005 Red Maple Award and Rocky Mountain Book Award When the Armenians of Turkey are marched into the desert to die in 1915, Mariam is rescued by her Tu...



  • This heart-warming Ukrainian folktale, set during the Great Famine of the 1930s, tells of a young girl's attempts to save her village from starvation.

    When soldiers take the village's wheat, Marusia hides just enough to survive. She and h...




  • Silver Threads is the magical story of Anna and Ivan, two young newly-weds who escape poverty and hardship in Ukraine to start a new life on the Canadian frontier. As they struggle to build their homestead, World War I breaks out. And when Ivan v...



  • Silver Birch Express shortlist 2007

    Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2007

    Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children shortlist, 2007

    Golden Oak nominee, 2008

    Embark on this gripping adven...



  • Due to more mature content, this book is recommended for children 14 and up.

    The Kobzars were the blind minstrels of Ukraine, who memorized the epic poems and stories of 100 generations. Traveling around the country, they stopped in towns and villa...



  • Teenagers Kevork and his betrothed Marta are the lucky ones. They have managed so far to survive the Armenian genocide in Turkey, and both are disguised as Muslims. But Marta is still in Turkey, pregnant with another man's child. And Kevork is living...






  • Ontario Library Association's Golden Oak Award nominee 2010

    OLA's Silver Birch Express nominee 2010

    Aram Davidian is one of a group of Armenian refugee orphans who made the trip from Corfu, Greece to a new home in Canada, at a far...



  • Stolen from her family by the Nazis, Nadia is a young girl who tries to make sense of her confusing memories and haunting dreams. Bit by bit she starts to uncover the truth—that the German family she grew up with, the woman who calls herself Na...



  • The heart-wrenching story of one girl's experience at a Ukrainian internment camp in Quebec during World War IAnya's family emigrates from the Ukraine hoping for a fresh start and a new life in Canada. Soon after they cram into a tiny apartment in Mo...



  • A holiday treat for fans of the Dear Canada series, and all lovers of historical fiction! Friendship and forgiveness are at the heart of this Christmas story. Anya's family was forced to spend part of World War I at Spirit Lake Internment Camp. They ...



  • A companion to the award-winning books Stolen Child and Making Bombs for Hitler.Fourteen-year-old Luka works as an Ostarbeiter in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, alongside Lida from Making Bombs for Hitler. Desperate to escape the brutal conditions of ...



  • When Mama Goes to Work follows several children and their working mothers as they move through their day. From morning to night, through the daily activities of work and play, children and parents keep each other in their thoughts even when they are ...



  • Ali and his fiancée Zeynep dream about leaving their home in Anatolia and building a new life together in Canada. But their homeland is controlled by the Turkish government, which is on the brink of war with Britain and Russia. And although Ali find...



  • Lida thought she was safe. Her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away, but Lida is not Jewish. She will be fine, won't she? But she cannot escape the horrors of World War II. Lida's parents are ripped away from her and she is sep...



  • Krystia's family is hiding Jews from the invading Nazis, but the risks are immense. How much will she risk for her friends? A gripping story based on true events.During the Soviet occupation of Ukraine during World War II, some of Krystia's family ar...



  • The Nazis took Luka from his home in Ukraine and forced him into a labor camp. Now, Luka has smuggled himself out -- even though he left behind his dearest friend, Lida. Someday, he vows, he'll find her again. But first, he must survive. Racing...






  • Nadia is haunted by World War II. Her memories of the war are messy, coming back to her in pieces and flashes she can't control. Though her adoptive mother says they are safe now, Nadia's flashbacks keep coming. Sometimes she remembers running, hu...



  • Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (author of Making Bombs for Hitler) crafts a story of ultimate compassion and sacrifice based on true events during WWII.The year is 1941. Krystia lives in a small Ukrainian village under the cruel -- sometimes violent -- occu...



  • Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (author of Making Bombs for Hitler and Stolen Girl) delivers a gripping story about the bonds of friendship forged in the perils of war.In the grip of World War II, Maria has realized that her Nazi-occupied Ukrainian town is n...



  • World War II may be over. But two sisters are far from safe.Inspired by true events, this is the latest gripping and powerful novel from the acclaimed author of Making Bombs for Hitler.Sisters Krystia and Maria have been through the worst -- or so th...



  • From acclaimed author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, this incredibly gripping and timely story set during the Holodomor in 1930s Ukraine introduces young readers to a pivotal moment in history-- and how it relates to the events of today. Nyl is just trying...



  • This gripping, accessible novel by celebrated Ukrainian Canadian author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch follows two sisters as they struggle to survive the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. 12-year-old twin sisters Rada and Dariia Popkova couldn...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch has published 25 books.

The next book by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Under Attack, will be published in January 2025.

The first book by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, The Best Gifts, was published in October 1998.

No. Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch does not write books in series.