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Don't Tell the Enemy

Don't Tell the Enemy

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

ISBN 9781443128391 Paperback
ISBN 9781443128407 Ebook
192 Pages | 5.04" x 7.77" | Ages 10 to 14
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With the closing of the ghetto gate, the Commandant decreed that any Jew found outside the ghetto without permission would be shot on sight. Slavs who gave Jews food would be shot. And as if that wsn't enough of a deterrent, the Nazis posted signs all over town claiming that contact with Jews could spread disease.

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.

Praise for Stolen Child:

Shortlist, CLA Book of the Year Award for Children

OLA Best Bet

Resource Links Best of the Year

Shortlist, Diamond Willow Award;

MYRCA Honour Book

 “Skrypuch succeeds in making some of the more horrific and lesser-known events of the Second World War accessible and engaging for younger readers.” — Quill & Quire

Praise for Making Bombs for Hitler:

Silver Birch Award

“Excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!” — Resource Links

Making Bombs for Hitler is a most worthy addition to the body of juvenile literature about the Second World War, and it is a novel that definitely continues to break new ground in terms of its subject matter.” — CM: Canadian Review of Materials


  • Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2020
  • Short-listed, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2020
  • Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2019
  • Short-listed, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 2019
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2018

Rights Sold

  • English (US) - Scholastic Inc.

Selling Points

  • WWII and Holocaust themes.
  • Based on the true story of a family’s selfless courage
  • Successful author with a growing international reputation.

Also by
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

  • Making Bombs for Hitler
  • Underground Soldier
  • Dear Canada: Prisoners in the Promised Land
  • Stolen Child
  • Dear Canada: A Christmas to Remember

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