Marsha Skrypuch

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is the author of over twenty books and is best known for her World War II middle grade trilogy, which includes Making Bombs for Hitler, Stolen Child and Underground Soldier. Her work has received many awards and honours, including the Ontario Library Association Silver Birch Award, the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People. Marsha has also been named a Canadian Ukrainian Woman of Distinction and in 2008, she was bestowed with the Order of Princess Olha by the Ukrainian President, in recognition of her children’s book Enough. Her newest novel, Don’t Tell the Enemy, was inspired by the true story of a Ukrainian girl and her mother who hid three Jewish friends under their kitchen floor during the Holocaust.

Don’t Tell the Enemy


War is raging around Krystia’s town. Her uncle and cousin have already died at the hands of the Soviet and Nazi invaders. Now her Jewish friends face starvation in the ghetto, or death in the camps… unless she can find a way to help them. Read more.