Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family

Pajama Press

Van Ho

Born in Vietnam, Van (Vanessa Gatensby) now lives in Brampton, Ontario, with her husband and two children, and has a successful career working for one of the largest medical device companies in the world. Van thinks back to the days when she was forced to get up at 5:00 a.m. to work on the spindle, and she is grateful that she’s never had to make the tough decisions her mom and dad were confronted with.

Bibliography

Too Young to Escape: A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family (Pajama Press, 2018)

Contact

Email: vanessa.gatensby@bd.com

Phone: 416-220-0058

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Marsha is dyslexic and did not learn to read until she taught herself at age nine with Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. She now considers dyslexia her secret weapon because it taught her patience and perseverance but also helps her see stories from different angles. Her specialty is writing about war and the refugee experience from a young person’s perspective. She has a Master’s degree in Library Science and considers herself a librarian-detective. She’s won lots of awards and her books are published in many languages and countries. And she is a princess! The President of Ukraine bestowed her with the Order of Princess Olha for her writings on the Holodomor, the genocide by hunger in Soviet Ukraine which took millions of lives. If you can’t pronounce Skrypuch (SKRIP-ick), she’ll answer to Princess Marsha.

Bibliography

Sky of Bombs, Sky of Stars, Pajama Press, 2020
Too Young to Escape. Pajama Press, 2018
Don’t Tell The Enemy. Scholastic Canada, 2017/Don’t Tell the Nazis. Scholastic Inc., 2019.
Adrift At Sea: A Vietnamese Child’s Story of Survival. Pajama Press, 2016
Am I Ukrainian?” in Unbound: Ukrainian Canadians Writing Home. U of T Press, 2016
Underground Soldier. Scholastic Canada, 2014/The War Below. Scholastic Inc., 2017
Dance of the Banished . Pajama Press, 2014
The Best Gifts. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1998/2013
When Mama Goes to Work. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013
Making Bombs For Hitler. Scholastic Canada, 2012/ Scholastic Inc., 2017
One Step At A Time. Pajama Press, 2012
Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue From War. Pajama Press, 2011
Stolen Child. Scholastic Canada, 2010 /Stolen Girl. Scholastic Inc., 2019
“An Unexpected Visitor”, in Dear Canada: A Christmas to Remember. Scholastic Canada 2009.
Call Me Aram. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008
Daughter of War. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008
Prisoners in the Promised Land: Ukrainian Internment Diary of Anya Soloniuk, Spirit Lake Quebec, 1914. Scholastic (Dear Canada), 2007
Kobzar’s Children: a century of untold Ukrainian stories. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006.
Aram’s Choice. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006.
Silver Threads. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004/1996
Nobody’s Child. Toronto: Dundurn, 2003.
Enough. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001
Hope’s War. Dundurn, 2001
The Hunger. Dundurn, 1999

Contact

www.calla.com

Email: mskrypuch@gmail.com

Twitter: @MarshaSkrypuch
Instagram: @skrypuch
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marsha.skrypuch