Author Feature: Monique Polak

Princess Angelica, Camp Catastrophe: 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. What planning and research did you do for your book? […]

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Birthdays and German Apple Cake

Spring is coming! And we have a delicious cake recipe you get you in the fun, frivolous, fruity mood–German apple cake. It’s perfect for all the birthdays coming up, or for when you’re craving a slice of sweetness. This cake pairs best with a book featuring the recipe–a book all about birthdays! First, let’s get that batter bubbling in the oven. German Apple Cake Ingredients 2 eggs 3/4 c. vegetable oil 2 c. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 c. flour 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/3 c. water 4-5 medium […]

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Author Feature: Monique Polak

#TuesdayTalk with Monique Polak. Monique’s new novel, Learning the Ropes, launches this May and is part of the Orca Limelights series for kids who love the performing arts. Monique, you’ve published over a dozen books with Orca. Where do you get your story ideas from? I get my story ideas from the many young people in my life. I have been teaching at Marianopolis College here in Montreal for over thirty years, so I am surrounded by young people. I also believe in eavesdropping–so I get some of my ideas from listening in on kids’ […]

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