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category: Children's Fiction
published: Feb 2019
ISBN:9781459815490
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Princess Angelica, Part-Time Lion Trainer

by Monique Polak, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs

tagged: chapter books, lions, tigers, leopards, etc., humorous stories
Description

Our favorite pretend princess, Angelica, aka Jelly, is back! A case of mistaken identity, a wild imagination and a love of storytelling leads Jelly to tell her friend Joon and the new kid she's just met, Leo, that she's a part-time lion trainer at the local animal rescue center. Her inventiveness has them completely convinced, but things get a bit more complicated when the resident lioness, Mwezi, escapes from her enclosure and the kids look to Jelly’s "expertise" to save the day.

About the Authors
Monique Polak is the author of over twenty novels for kids and young adults. She has also written two nonfiction books for kids as well as a board book for toddlers. Monique teaches English literature, creative writing and humanities at Marianopolis College in Montreal.

Jane Heinrichs is a children's book writer and illustrator. Her art can be seen in the World Around Us nonfiction series and the Princess Angelica series in the Orca Echoes line of early chapter books. 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. Jane lives in the UK with her family.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Reading age:
6 to 8
Editorial Reviews

“Well written and entertaining…she does put her imagination to good use several times by being able to come up with some pretty inventive solutions to problems that arise at the centre.”

— Resource Links

“Angelica is a great storyteller…Good story for Elementary School readers who are ready for chapter books.”

— Must Read Literature: K thru YA

"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

"A highly satisfying first chapter book. The black and white illustrations by Jane Heinrichs are expressive and cooperate well with the text...similar to those in Sara Pennypacker’s ‘Clementine’ books."

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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