Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

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Eleven year old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British Columbia recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea. Set on Vancouver Island in Canada.
 

About Polly Horvath

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Polly Horvath is the author of many books for young people, including The Pepins and Their Problems, The Canning Season and The Trolls. Her numerous awards include the Newbery Honor, the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature, the Mr. Christie Award, the international White Raven, and the Young Adult Canadian Book of the Year. Horvath grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She attended the Canadian College of Dance in Toronto and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City. She has taught ballet, waitressed, done temporary typing, and tended babies, but while doing these things she has always also written. Now that her children are in school, she spends the whole day writing, unless she sneaks out to buy groceries, lured away from her desk by the thought of fresh Cheez Whiz. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and two daughters.
 
Published January 1, 2002 by Scholastic, Inc.. 150 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Primrose is a serious, sturdy soul, able to hold her own against this quirky, nearly all-adult supporting cast, and by the time her shipwrecked mother and father are rescued, she has gained considerable insight into human nature—as well as the ability to create dishes as diverse as Cherry Pie Por...

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As she is shuffled from household to household, the heroine delivers a "lively recital of her misadventures," PW wrote in a starred review.

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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 ...

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But despite her quirkiness, she becomes a wonderful friend to Primrose, teaching her how to cook, listening to her problems and giving her advice.

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