Author & Illustrator

Monique Polak

Monique Polak has written many novels for young adults, including her historical novel What World is Left, which won the 2009 Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Monique is the author of Passover (Orca Origins), which the Jewish Book Council called “a musthave title.” When not writing award-winning books, Monique teaches English and Humanities in Montreal, Quebec, where she also works as a freelance journalist. For more information, visit

Most Recent Book
The Taste of Rain book

"About" from Orca Book Publisher Jan-Jun 2018 catalog.

board Books

Passover Family book
Passover Family

chapter Books

The Taste of Rain book
The Taste of Rain
Princess Angelica, Camp Catastrophe book
Princess Angelica, Camp Catastrophe

picture Books

Princess Angelica, Part-Time Lion Trainer book
Princess Angelica, Part-Time Lion Trainer


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