monique polak

Monique Polak's Books

angelica part-time lion trainerPublisher: Orca, 2019

Angelica isn't a liar. She just loves making up stories. When she goes to sleepaway camp and is mistaken for a princess, she could easily clear up the misunderstanding...but pretending to be royalty is way more fun! When her best friend from home surprises her at camp, Angelica is forced to fess up. Luckily, she also has a talent for repairing things, and when disaster strikes on the girls' kayaking trip, Jelly has to repair more than just her newfound friendships.

"Similarly imaginative chapter-book readers will connect with Jelly, and there's no question the lion facts are cool…[Jelly's] skills and the story's action-packed ending…reward readers." (Kirkus Reviews 2018-11-21)

"Polak spins Jelly's story ... starting out plausible and ending up wildly improbable, with a jumble of interesting facts and spine-tingling fiction" -- CM, Canadian Review of Materials