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Everything on a Waffle

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ISBN13: 9780374322366
ISBN10: 0374322368
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Awards

A 2002 Newbery Medal Honor Book

Staff Pick

A straightforward, no-holds-barred account of eleven-year-old Primrose, her life and the loss of her parents. A wonderfully poignant story for all ages.
Recommended by Erik L., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

By the author of The Trolls, a National Book Award Finalist.

My name is Primrose Squarp. I am eleven years old. I have hair the color of carrots in apricot glaze (recipe to follow), skin fair and clear where it isn't freckled, and eyes like summer storms.

Readers will know right from the start that the narrator of Everything on a Waffle is going to tell her story straight and pull no punches. Primrose's parents have been lost at sea, but she believes without an iota of doubt that they are still alive, somewhere. She moves in with her Uncle Jack, but feels generally friendless. Her only real refuge is a local restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing, where the owner, Miss Bowzer, serves everything on waffles — except advice and good sense, which come free of charge and are always reliable.

Food in general plays an important role in Primrose's journey toward peace and understanding (a recipe dictated in her unmistakable voice is appended to each chapter), and readers will eagerly cheer her on through this funny, bittersweet novel.

Review:

"Horvath (The Trolls) delivers another hilariously puckish read with this tale of a (possibly) orphaned girl from a small Canadian fishing village. Eleven-year-old Primrose Squarp refuses to attend the memorial service for her parents after they disappear at sea. 'Haven't you ever just known something deep in your heart without reason?' she demands of all and sundry, convinced her parents are still alive. Meanwhile, she is shuffled from the custody of her elderly neighbor Miss Perfidy to her likable but somewhat feckless Uncle Jack. Not unlike another beloved red-haired Canadian heroine, Primrose whose own hair is 'the color of carrots in an apricot glaze (recipe to follow)' attracts trouble like a magnet. In addition to singeing the fur on the class guinea pig, she manages to lose a baby toe and part of a finger in chapters entitled 'I Lose a Toe' and 'I Lose Another Digit' — accidents that land her in the foster care of an older couple whose stature and girth give them the look of 'kindly old hard-boiled eggs.' Primrose's lively recital of her misadventures comes complete with recipes, pungent descriptions ('the feeling of joy swept through my soul like fire up a vacuum') and memorable characters, among them the tough-talking, golden-hearted owner of a local restaurant that serves everything (even fish and chips) on waffles. A laugh-out-loud pleasure from beginning to triumphant end. Ages 10-up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Havent you ever just known something deep in your heart without reason?

Synopsis:

When orphaned, 10-year-old Inge comes to live with her stern grandmother in a remote island village, she brings joy and laughter into her grandmother's life, and ends up changing the climate of the whole town and finding a new family. 

Synopsis:

In the tradition of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and PIPPI LONGSTOCKING comes a heart-warming novel about love, family, grief, joy and the power of laughter and imagination.

When Inge Maria arrives on the tiny island of Bornholm in Denmark to live with her grandmother, she's not sure what to expect. Her grandmother is stern, the people on the island are strange, and children are supposed to be seen and not heard.   But no matter how hard Inge tries to be good, mischief has a way of finding her.     Could it be that a bit of mischief is exactly what Grandmother and the people of Bornholm need? 

  

Synopsis:

By the author of The Trolls, a National Book Award Finalist.

My name is Primrose Squarp. I am eleven years old. I have hair the color of carrots in apricot glaze (recipe to follow), skin fair and clear where it isn't freckled, and eyes like summer storms.

Readers will know right from the start that the narrator of Everything on a Waffle is going to tell her story straight and pull no punches. Primrose's parents have been lost at sea, but she believes without an iota of doubt that they are still alive, somewhere. She moves in with her Uncle Jack, but feels generally friendless. Her only real refuge is a local restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing, where the owner, Miss Bowzer, serves everything on waffles — except advice and good sense, which come free of charge and are always reliable.

Food in general plays an important role in Primrose's journey toward peace and understanding (a recipe dictated in her unmistakable voice is appended to each chapter), and readers will eagerly cheer her on through this funny, bittersweet novel.

Everything on a Waffle is a 2001 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Fiction and Poetry and a 2002 Newbery Honor Book.

About the Author

Polly Horvath's books include An Occasional Cow, When the Circus Came to Town, and The Trolls. She lives in Metchosin, British Columbia.

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brunettegal418, January 2, 2008 (view all comments by brunettegal418)
"Everything on a Waffle" does seem to have everything in it. This cunningly sad yet sweet tale has loss, hope, adventure, love, and comedy to satisfy anyone. Polly Horvath writes in a simple yet moving style that will captivate people of all ages in this book about a child searching in a time of loss. With bittersweet syrup poured over a cunning storyline, this book is a must read!
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himynameistiffany, October 5, 2006 (view all comments by himynameistiffany)
This is a great book for anyone of any age! A story of the bravery of a young girl who finds adventure, love, and curiosity while grieving over a loss. She misses digits and is at times confused, but all along she has support to help her get through. Everything on a waffle is a wonderful book for anyone who needs inspiration =)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374322366
Author:
Horvath, Polly
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Author:
Nannestad, Katrina
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Self-reliance
Subject:
British Columbia
Subject:
Uncles
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
JUV050000
Subject:
Cooking
Subject:
Food
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Cooking/Food
Subject:
Family - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20160105
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 192 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374322366 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A straightforward, no-holds-barred account of eleven-year-old Primrose, her life and the loss of her parents. A wonderfully poignant story for all ages.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Horvath (The Trolls) delivers another hilariously puckish read with this tale of a (possibly) orphaned girl from a small Canadian fishing village. Eleven-year-old Primrose Squarp refuses to attend the memorial service for her parents after they disappear at sea. 'Haven't you ever just known something deep in your heart without reason?' she demands of all and sundry, convinced her parents are still alive. Meanwhile, she is shuffled from the custody of her elderly neighbor Miss Perfidy to her likable but somewhat feckless Uncle Jack. Not unlike another beloved red-haired Canadian heroine, Primrose whose own hair is 'the color of carrots in an apricot glaze (recipe to follow)' attracts trouble like a magnet. In addition to singeing the fur on the class guinea pig, she manages to lose a baby toe and part of a finger in chapters entitled 'I Lose a Toe' and 'I Lose Another Digit' — accidents that land her in the foster care of an older couple whose stature and girth give them the look of 'kindly old hard-boiled eggs.' Primrose's lively recital of her misadventures comes complete with recipes, pungent descriptions ('the feeling of joy swept through my soul like fire up a vacuum') and memorable characters, among them the tough-talking, golden-hearted owner of a local restaurant that serves everything (even fish and chips) on waffles. A laugh-out-loud pleasure from beginning to triumphant end. Ages 10-up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Havent you ever just known something deep in your heart without reason?
"Synopsis" by ,
When orphaned, 10-year-old Inge comes to live with her stern grandmother in a remote island village, she brings joy and laughter into her grandmother's life, and ends up changing the climate of the whole town and finding a new family. 

"Synopsis" by ,
In the tradition of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and PIPPI LONGSTOCKING comes a heart-warming novel about love, family, grief, joy and the power of laughter and imagination.

When Inge Maria arrives on the tiny island of Bornholm in Denmark to live with her grandmother, she's not sure what to expect. Her grandmother is stern, the people on the island are strange, and children are supposed to be seen and not heard.   But no matter how hard Inge tries to be good, mischief has a way of finding her.     Could it be that a bit of mischief is exactly what Grandmother and the people of Bornholm need? 

  

"Synopsis" by ,
By the author of The Trolls, a National Book Award Finalist.

My name is Primrose Squarp. I am eleven years old. I have hair the color of carrots in apricot glaze (recipe to follow), skin fair and clear where it isn't freckled, and eyes like summer storms.

Readers will know right from the start that the narrator of Everything on a Waffle is going to tell her story straight and pull no punches. Primrose's parents have been lost at sea, but she believes without an iota of doubt that they are still alive, somewhere. She moves in with her Uncle Jack, but feels generally friendless. Her only real refuge is a local restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing, where the owner, Miss Bowzer, serves everything on waffles — except advice and good sense, which come free of charge and are always reliable.

Food in general plays an important role in Primrose's journey toward peace and understanding (a recipe dictated in her unmistakable voice is appended to each chapter), and readers will eagerly cheer her on through this funny, bittersweet novel.

Everything on a Waffle is a 2001 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Fiction and Poetry and a 2002 Newbery Honor Book.

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