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list price: $6.95
edition:Paperback
category: Children's Fiction
published: Jan 2018
ISBN:9781459815384
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Princess Angelica, Camp Catastrophe

by Monique Polak, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs

tagged: chapter books, humorous stories, imagination & play
Description

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.

About the Authors

Monique Polak

MONIQUE POLAK is a regular contributor to The Montreal Gazette and has been published in many other major publications such as the Globe and Mail, The National Post, and Newsday. She lives in Montreal with her husband and daughter, where she also teaches writing and English Literature.

Jane Heinrichs is a children's book writer and illustrator. She starts her day at a clear desk with her huge sketchbook (for books) and her tiny sketchbook (for daily drawings) but usually ends up sitting on the floor, surrounded by a collection of paints, pencils and papers. She was born in Africa, grew up in Manitoba and moved to England to study fine art at a postgraduate level. She has a BA in art history and classics from the University of Manitoba, an MA in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MA in illustration from the Camberwell College of Arts. She lives in the UK with her family and loves gardening, reading and eating huge chocolate sundaes very slowly. For more information, visit www.janeheinrichs.com.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
7 to 8
Grade:
2 to 3
Reading age:
7 to 9
Editorial Reviews

"Princess Angelica: Camp Catastrophe is a great chapter book that children will relate to, especially if they have been to summer camp. Who cannot enjoy a book with adventure and messages built in? Hopefully Ms. Polak tells more stories about the delightful Princess Angelica!"

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"[Angelica] is a strong female character who is capable of solving her own problems…This story has broad appeal, and readers will find themselves relating to Angelica's struggles. Polak succinctly captures the insecurities one encounters when meeting new people and trying new things…Angelica's flaws and strengths drive the story, and readers will enjoy travelling into her magical royal court before settling in to realize that she is just like them: she, too, makes mistakes and has insecurities. Illustrations bring the camp setting to life and elaborate on some of the situations in which Angelica finds herself…An enjoyable read with a strong message and relatable characters. Recommended."

— CM Magazine
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