Scholastic Canada Ltd.
ISBN 978-0-545-98612-0 Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4431-1940-5 Ebook
Ages 9 to 12
192 pages
5” x 7 ¾”

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Nadia arrives in Canada after the end of World War II, from the Displaced Persons’ camp where she has spent the last five years. But troubling memories and dreams begin to haunt her. Who is she really? She sees images of another family, Nazi uniforms, Hitler . . . but can she believe what her dreams are telling her?


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Excerpt from STOLEN CHILD
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Dark shadows dance on the scuffed white walls. Someone else's fingernail scratches are etched around the glass doorknob and there are tiny splinters of wood fraying from the door itself. The one window is too high to peer out of so I grab onto the bars and try to hoist myself up. For a few trembling moments I look out at the dirt-trampled snow far below. My arms give out and I fall back down to the floor. Why am I a prisoner in this house?

My throat is raw from screaming, and my fingernails are bloodied from scrabbling at the doorknob. I lay on the wooden floor and stare up the bare lightbulb. I can hear nothing but my own gasping breaths. I hear a thump-thumping of hard shoes on steps just outside my door. Shuffling. A struggle. A child screams down the hallway. A door slams shut.

Another stolen child.



From Stolen Child. Copyright © 2010 Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. All rights reserved.