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.