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Stolen girl / by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.

Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library J SKR (Text) 33500013032263 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J SKR (Text) 33500013032255 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338233049
  • ISBN: 1338233041
  • ISBN: 9781338538717
  • ISBN: 1338538713
  • Physical Description: 194 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: First published in Canada as Stolen Child by Scholastic Canada Ltd.
Summary, etc.: When Nadia arrives in Canada in 1950 with Marusia, the woman she calls mother, she is glad to finally be out of the displaced persons camp where she has lived for five years, but troubled by confused memories of World War II; she speaks Ukrainian, but she seems to remember living with a German Nazi family who called her by a different name--and as she tries to settle into the Canadian-Ukrainian community of Brantford she is haunted by one question: who is she, and where was she stolen from.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1
    After the conclusion of WWII in Europe, Nadia and her adoptive parents arrive in Canada for a new life. Despite being in a new country, Nadia is haunted by memories that reveal glimpses of her life before the war. She remembers being hungry and running to escape something, yet she also remembers living with a German family and being praised for her Aryan complexion. Confused by these memories, Nadia fears the truths that they may hold as she tries to adapt to a world where she can live without fear. Skrypuch's latest novel is a companion to Making Bombs for Hitler (2017). Filled with historical detail, it highlights a forgotten and horrifying aspect of WWII where children were stolen from various parts of Europe by the Nazis in order to build a master race. Because of the flashbacks, readers are provided with glimpses into the horrors of Nadia's past but can perceive themes of discovery and healing. A fascinating, compelling read. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is a Ukrainian Canadian author acclaimed for her historical fiction and nonfiction. She was awarded the Order of Princess Olha by the president of Ukraine for her writing. Marsha lives in Brantford, Ontario, and you can visit her online at

Subject: World War (1939-1945)
Ukrainians > Canada > Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Deportations from Ukraine > Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Refugees > Juvenile fiction.
Kidnapping > Juvenile fiction.
Memory > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Canada > Juvenile fiction.
Canada > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Brantford (Ont.) > Juvenile fiction.
Ukrainians > Canada > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Refugees > Fiction.
Refugees > Fiction.
Kidnapping > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Canada > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Brantford (Ont.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Ontario > Brantford.
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / General.
Historical fiction.
Juvenile works.

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