Monica the Muskie shares the fun and excitement of fishing with family and friends. The muskie's reputation as a large, mean, and difficult-to-catch fish is legendary. Monica the Muskie shares suggestions for getting the elusive "fish of ten thousand casts" into the boat and captures the rewarding feeling dedicated muskie fishermen know well. Fishing with family and friends creates lasting memories and teaches us to explore and enjoy the outdoors—and to maintain the heritage of fishing.
Born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, author Bob Allen now resides in Brookfield, Wisconsin. His previous book, Walter the Wily Walleye, won a Mom's Choice Gold Medal Award and two Midwest Independent Publishing Association Silver Finalist Awards. His Fly-in to the Boonies also won a Midwest Independent Publishing Association Gold Medal Award.
For more than thirty-five years, Bob coached hockey in Wisconsin at various levels, from the local mini mites to college-age kids at Lawrence University; his West Bend High School varsity team won a state championship. While in West Bend, he served as the chairman of "Ice '92," building the Kettle Moraine Ice Center, and as the regional director of the Badger State Games. Yet fishing remains the constant passion in his life. Bob has taken numerous fly-in fishing trips to Canada and has traveled the Midwest on the professional walleye circuit. He especially enjoys taking his kids and grandkids fishing.
"Monica is a BIG girl—legendary, elusive, toothy, tough, yet lovable and releasable." - Pete Maina, North America's #1 Authority on Muskies
"A children's book that relates to muskies. Great job!" - Joe Bucher, Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Angler
"Monica is an outstanding read! It's fantastic you're educating young children on the sport of fishing. Too many kids now days sit on the computer when they could be fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Books like this will definitely help get them more interested in the great sport of fishing." - Captain Bret Alexander, Alexander's Sport Fishing Guide Service