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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Princess Angelica, Junior Reporter

by (author) Monique Polak

illustrated by Jane Heinrichs

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2020
Humorous Stories, Chapter Books, Friendship
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
1 to 3
Recommended Reading age
6 to 8
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2020
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Mar 2020
    List Price

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Key Selling Points

  • In this book, Angelica pretends to be a journalist and uses her skills of both observation and repair to find fodder for her first article.
  • This book examines friendship, loyalty, truth telling, hard work and resourcefulness and has a strong-willed female lead.
  • This is the third Princess Angelica book and will appeal to early readers who have enjoyed Angelica and Joon’s friendship and characters from the first books, as well as to those new to Angelica’s antics.
  • The author was inspired to write this book after meeting a young girl named Angelica, aka Jelly, during a school visit.
  • In this book, the main character, Jelly, experiences some real-life consequences for her lies when Joon takes a new friend’s side over Jelly's, and the reporter she is impersonating appears in person.
  • This book features several black-and-white illustrations, which add to this engaging chapter book.

About the authors

MONIQUE POLAK écrit régulièrement pour le Montreal Gazette et a été publiée dans de nombreux autres quotidiens de renom tels que le Globe and Mail, le National Post et Newsday. Dans la collection SideStreets, elle a écrit All In et On the Game, ainsi que Flip Turn pour la collection Sports Stories. D’ailleurs, ces deux derniers ouvrages ont figuré sur la liste des meilleurs livres pour enfants du Centre du livre jeunesse canadien. Monique enseigne l’écriture ainsi que la littérature anglaise. Elle vit à Montréal, au Québec, avec son mari et sa fille.


MONIQUE POLAK is the author of 26 novels for young readers, as well as two non-fiction titles and a board book. Her books Hate Mail, Room for One More, and the historical novel What World is Left, which was inspired by her mother’s experience during the Holocaust, were all winners of the Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children’s and YA Literature.


Her books have also been nominated for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and the Arthur Ellis Award, and several have been selected as Best Books for Children and Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.


She is also a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Macleans, and Postmedia newspapers across the country, and is a columnist on ICI Radio-Canada’s Plus on est de fous, plus on lit Monique lives in Montreal, Quebec, where she teaches English and Humanities at Marianopolis College.

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Editorial Reviews

“A fun read for fans of Jelly and her exuberant imagination. Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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