World rights to Monique Polak‘s middle grade novel have been sold to A GOOD TURN to Sarah Harvey and Andrew Wooldridge at Orca Books. The book is the story of a group of children who are interned with their teacher, who is also their Brownie leader or Brown Owl, in China during WW II. The story is told from the point of view of one of the girls, who takes comfort from the routines, songs, and mottos of the Brownies, which their teacher maintains despite the difficult circumstances. It is due to publish in 2019.
Rights were sold on behalf of Monique by Amy Tompkins. Congratulations to Monique!
We are thrilled to announce that Monique Polak has been honoured for her contribution to children’s literature in her home province of Quebec! To mark the 10th anniversary of the Blue Metropolis Children’s Literary Festival, the Blue Metropolis Literary Foundation honoured one francophone and one anglophone children’s author for their contributions to children’s literature in Quebec. The authors were Christiane Duchesne and Monique Polak.
The picture book OMA’S MONKEY MAN by Monique Polak to Diane Kerner at Scholastic Canada in a world rights deal by Amy Tompkins. Inspired by the true story of the author’s mother receiving a monkey man necklace as a birthday gift from a kind woman while she was a prisoner in the Terezin concentration camp during World War Two.