"Social injustice and the mistreatment of Ukrainian people, both in Europe and in Canada, are brought to the fore in this moving book that not only will revive some memories but will also ensure that the truth is told and the stories will not be forgotten. A fitting tribute to the resilience of the Ukrainian people, this book is long overdue.
Dyakoyu, Ms. Skrypuch!"
-- CM Magazine
"The anthology succeeds in providing a broad overview of a century of the Ukrainian immigrant experience."
-- Winnipeg Free Press
Among the authors whose work appear in Kobzar's Children with Marsha Skrypuch are:
The Many Circles of Hell, by Stefan Petelycky, a Ukrainian survivor of Aushwitz who now lives in British Columbia, is undoubtedly the most horrific story in the collection. Petelycky vividly describe the barbaric treatment suffered by him and his fellow former prisoners, many of them Ukrainians.
Marsha Skrypuch is the author of many books for children, including Silver Threads, The Best Gifts, Enough, The Hunger and Hope's War. Among the numerous writing awards won her novel about the Armenian genocide, Nobody's Child, was nominated for the Red Maple Award, the Alberta Rocky Mountain Book Award, the B.C. Stellar Award; and it was listed by Resource Links as a Best Book.
It was sad to red that Stalin had rounded up all the Kobzars and killed them. I enjoyed reading these stories.Published 6 months ago by George Siecko
Marsha writes so well about diverse peoples like the Ukrainians, the second largest Slavic group in the world but often ignored or forgotten. In today's world with Mr. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Rob Natiuk
A wonderful brief history of the hardships Ukrainian immigrants went through settling in Canada during the beginning of the 20th century.Published on April 6, 2013 by B A Kozak
I love the concept of this book. Ukrainian-Canadian short stories are anything but overdone. After eagerly devouring the stories offered in this book, however, I was a bit... Read morePublished on February 2, 2012 by O. Lechnowsky