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Last Airlift — Highly Recommended by CM

Posted on November 11th, 2011 by pajamapress

“Young readers will find themselves riding an emotional roller coaster with her as she is taken away by strangers who speak a language unintelligible to her and put aboard a van, and then an airplane filled with screaming babies.”

Reviewed by Jocelyn Reekie, for CM

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Last Airlift in the News

Posted on October 28th, 2011 by pajamapress

WENDY OLIVER/BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR Marsha Skrypuch (left) with, Tuyet Yurczyszyn (2nd from right) and her children Bria and Luke, at the launching of Marsha’s new book

 Read the article by Michelle Ruby.


Skrypuch’s prose is intimate and compelling, the many personal touches make the story come alive

Posted on October 21st, 2011 by pajamapress

“In Last Airlift, Marsha Skrypuch gives a voice to the experience of Vietnamese orphan Son Thi Anh Tuyet. Tuyet was one of 57 babies and children awaiting adoption in an orphanage in the closing days of the Vietnam War. At eight, Tuyet is older than the other orphans; she’s a girl; and she limps due to a bout with polio. It is the latter that makes Tuyet certain that she will be left behind when a transport arrives to airlift the orphans to safety as the enemy captures Saigon.”

— Monica Kulling

Read the full review on goodreads.