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    Everything on a Waffle Kindle ´ Everything on ePUB Her parents were lost at sea, and everyone but her thinks they are dead Her Uncle Jack, who kindly takes her in, is perfectly nice, but doesn t have much time on his hands Miss Perfidy, her paid babysitter guardian, smells like mothballs and really doesn t like children, and her school guidance counselor, Miss Honeycut, an uppity British woman of the world, is too caught up in her own long winded stories to be any kind of confidante Nobody knows what exactly to think of young Primrose, and Primrose doesn t quite know what to make of her small community, either."/>
  • Paperback
  • 150 pages
  • Everything on a Waffle
  • Polly Horvath
  • English
  • 07 October 2019
  • 0374422087

10 thoughts on “Everything on a Waffle

  1. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    I loved this sweet little gem of a book It is so surprisingly wise and inspiring and humorous It really touched me and I d give it five stars except that I don t think I would have liked it much when I was a kid and kids are, after all, the target audience for this book I don t mean this in any sort of demeaning way to kids I think they are incredibly wise and perceptive, sometimes in ways grown up never can be again but I think that so many of the observations about people and how and why I loved this sweet little gem of a book It is so surprisingly wise and inspiring and humorous It really touched me and I d give it five stars except that I don t think I would have liked it much when I was a kid and kids are, after all, the target audience for this book I don t mean this in any sort of demeaning way to kids I think they are incredibly wise and perceptive, sometimes in ways grown up never can be again but I think that so many of the observations about people and how and why they behave the way they do might not resonate with kids like it will with grown ups at least, in the way it is written here Then again, maybe I m just being a lame grown up who forgot how much I knew about human nature when I was eleven Also, there s a lot of rather tragic things in the story, like the girl s parents lost at sea though she believes absolutely they are alive , custody battles with her uncle who is understanding and loving but gives her too much freedom in the eyes of the authorities , the old lady who used to babysit her losing her memory or, as she calls it, gaining new memories of things that never happened , accidents and lost toes and things catching on fire I think it would all have bothered me too much as a kid Even so, there is a vibrant joy and faith in the story that sings through all the pain kind of like the waffle that comes with everything yes, it s at the bottom of every single dish at The Girl on the Red Swing restaurant no matter what covers it, somehow you ll get to that sweet waffle in the end If you want to know whether the story has a happy ending..It does Which just made me love the book even


  2. Patti Patti says:

    I can hardly believe that the Newbery Honor was awarded to Everything on a Waffle Cute cover, interesting title, but one of the most boring books I have ever read There are so many superb Honor books, but this one doesn t even come close to other winners such as Because of Winn Dixie , The Wednesday Wars , A Long Way from Chicago , to name of few.The plot is flat line and the humor is non existent The characters were just blah Two things that bothered me the cook smoking a cigarette w I can hardly believe that the Newbery Honor was awarded to Everything on a Waffle Cute cover, interesting title, but one of the most boring books I have ever read There are so many superb Honor books, but this one doesn t even come close to other winners such as Because of Winn Dixie , The Wednesday Wars , A Long Way from Chicago , to name of few.The plot is flat line and the humor is non existent The characters were just blah Two things that bothered me the cook smoking a cigarette while she s preparing meals for her waffle restaurant Was that really necessary to write in that disgusting habit And an old lady that Primrose has cared about dies in front of her next words are the recipe for Polynesian Skewers Seriously I was constantly trying to figure out where this story was going I assume the point was life lessons Seemed to me that the thin plot wasa vehicle for introducing recipes which Primrose just copied The best message was found on pg 130 Because, the only really interesting thing about someone that makes you want to explore them further is their heart, and character name withheld has a teeny tiny pea sized one and it takes you nowhere you want to go The Grinch taught me that a long time ago And I loved that story It is easy for me to read kid s books and think like they might, as I have worked with a few thousand elementary school age kids over an 18 year career as their librarian Retired now, I read and share books with my grandchildren s elementary classes every month This very quick read was a disappointment.I will donate my copy to the school library Just because I didn t like it doesn t mean a young student won t love it It just won t have a place in my personal library, or on my recommendation list


  3. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    I didn t expect to like this book, but I did, very much What kept me reading was the main character, Primrose, who seemed separate from, in her youthful perspective, and yet a part of, the crazy interesting people and events around her And the idea of serving food on a waffle had a kind of appeal to me Made me want to try it


  4. Luisa Knight Luisa Knight says:

    This is ok It s a lighthearted book about a girl that becomes an orphan after her parents go missing in a storm at sea If you re looking for a similar story, I d highly recommend Counting by 7s instead It s written so much better, and has incredibly likable and memorable characters Cleanliness Landsakes, crap, heaven s sake, god awful, darn it, oh my God are said in the book Jesus, Mary, and Maude is said A character smokes It mentions a character swears for emphasis A girl thinks the This is ok It s a lighthearted book about a girl that becomes an orphan after her parents go missing in a storm at sea If you re looking for a similar story, I d highly recommend Counting by 7s instead It s written so much better, and has incredibly likable and memorable characters Cleanliness Landsakes, crap, heaven s sake, god awful, darn it, oh my God are said in the book Jesus, Mary, and Maude is said A character smokes It mentions a character swears for emphasis A girl thinks there are ghosts spirits in a house there are not and she mentions a seance The girl lies to get something she wants A girl is accused of trying to commit suicide she was not Drinking alcohol is mentioned A women says that we re all connected humans, birds and leaves Like my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of everything in the book, so you ll know just how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website


  5. Josiah Josiah says:

    At heart, we re all violent raging wolves, but in our actions we can be pacifists Primrose Squarp, Everything on a Waffle , P 16 Sometimes you get tempted to make something wonderful even better but in doing so you lose what was so wonderful to begin with Primrose Squarp, P 36 Everything on a Waffle was not exactly how I expected it to be, but it is an excellent novel that is built around a solid, empathetic heart and soul of gentle wisdom Polly Horvath s quietly sage reasonings At heart, we re all violent raging wolves, but in our actions we can be pacifists Primrose Squarp, Everything on a Waffle , P 16 Sometimes you get tempted to make something wonderful even better but in doing so you lose what was so wonderful to begin with Primrose Squarp, P 36 Everything on a Waffle was not exactly how I expected it to be, but it is an excellent novel that is built around a solid, empathetic heart and soul of gentle wisdom Polly Horvath s quietly sage reasonings from the lips of Primrose Squarp shine beautifully, resounding in full force throughout the pages to form a story of deep characters who have flaws, but are nonetheless likeable and, in some cases, even admirable Didn t you ever believe anything just because you knew it was true Primrose, P 52 Haven t you ever just known something deep in your heart without reason Primrose, P 72 I had the feeling from the very beginning that Primrose was probably right, and the vivid sense she carried in her heart that her parents were still alive was not in any wise steering her wrong As the plot continued without any sighting of Primrose s parents, however, I began to wonder, and the spot on writing skills of Polly Horvath certainly showed that the end result would be anything but predictable Were her parents alive, after all I left parts of myself some places and found others unexpectedly New people appeared on the scene and others disappeared before I had a chance to say goodbye All kinds of ordinary people gave their whole hearts to things you wouldn t think you could give your heart to Everything on a Waffle, P 149 Everything on a Waffle is an excellent story, with genuinely touching moments and sharply realized insights I m not sure if I would have given this book a Newbery Honor citation for 2002 Sharon Creech s Love That Dog being significantly impressive as well , but I WOULD say that Polly Horvath has succeeded masterfully in writing this story, and I look forward toof what she has to offer the literary world the only really interesting thing about someone that makes you want to explore them further is their heart Primrose Squarp, P 130


  6. Michael Michael says:

    You have got to love Polly Horvath No, really, you do Who else could pull off a novel such as this one, in which all the ingredients for a grim tragedy parental deaths maimings of innocents homes burning down children being shunted off into foster care people generally being mean to one another, as they are in life are instead whipped up into something sustained, hilarious, and ultimately life affirming Nobody else, I d wager.And yet the story is not a farce It occasionally veers close You have got to love Polly Horvath No, really, you do Who else could pull off a novel such as this one, in which all the ingredients for a grim tragedy parental deaths maimings of innocents homes burning down children being shunted off into foster care people generally being mean to one another, as they are in life are instead whipped up into something sustained, hilarious, and ultimately life affirming Nobody else, I d wager.And yet the story is not a farce It occasionally veers close to farce, but thanks to the unsinkable Panglossian optimism of her narrator, Primrose Squarp, we believe the excesses of the story and chalk them up to Primrose.It s a jewel of a book and was quite rightly named a Newbery Honor novel Might could have won the actual award were it not for Linda Sue Park s unassailably wonderful A Single Shard A good year for great novels On a side note, this book has literally one of the worst children s books covers in memory Seriously, FSG, what were you thinking


  7. Sandra Sandra says:

    2 2.5 starsWe struggled to finish this one.


  8. Lena Lena says:

    I ve been seeing this book in classroom libraries for years I have to say, I enjoyed it Maybe it was a little sweet for my taste, but still good I thought the recipes were really cleverly incorporated, and I wanted to try them all The story was good, and I was engaged the whole time I just thought it wrapped up a little too neatly at the end Plus, I wanted the Girl on the Red Swing lady to get together with Uncle Jack Overall it was a light, fluffy read, a bit unrealistically happy but I ve been seeing this book in classroom libraries for years I have to say, I enjoyed it Maybe it was a little sweet for my taste, but still good I thought the recipes were really cleverly incorporated, and I wanted to try them all The story was good, and I was engaged the whole time I just thought it wrapped up a little too neatly at the end Plus, I wanted the Girl on the Red Swing lady to get together with Uncle Jack Overall it was a light, fluffy read, a bit unrealistically happy but still enjoyable Recommended for a quick read palate cleanser.NOT recommended for kids who have lost a parent in any form or fashion


  9. ~ Cheryl ~ ~ Cheryl ~ says:

    Delightful Hilarious Entertaining Insightful These adjectives don t even begin to describe a novel I simply couldn t put down The Syracuse Post Standard They re right Those adjectives DON T describe this novel That snappy comeback gets credited to my daughter, and it had me doubled over with laughter We read this book together, in an attempt to revive our summertime read aloud tradition About two thirds of the way through, finally admitting that this story was going nowhere, I tuDelightful Hilarious Entertaining Insightful These adjectives don t even begin to describe a novel I simply couldn t put down The Syracuse Post Standard They re right Those adjectives DON T describe this novel That snappy comeback gets credited to my daughter, and it had me doubled over with laughter We read this book together, in an attempt to revive our summertime read aloud tradition About two thirds of the way through, finally admitting that this story was going nowhere, I turned the book over and read the couple of review blurbs aloud Experienced readers know those snippets of praise can t always be trusted And now, I m sad to admit, that shiny little Newberry Honor medal on the cover cannot always be trusted either.Eleven year old Primrose, newly orphaned, is shuffled in and out of the care of various adults in her small town Primrose believes against all reason that her parents aren t dead, but merely lost at sea She maintains this faith, even in the face of the many townspeople who tell her otherwise Perhaps slightly off beat, the story started with some promise But thewe read, the weaker the story became Characters discussed things that seemed the beginning of a larger theme, but had no relevance later Plot points popped up at random and proved to be pointless or simply evaporated Characters were too odd to be endearingly quirky I could make a case for one or two characters, but they could not enjoy their full potential under Horvath s pen I feel like Horvath picked up a dozen different threads in trying to create this story, but then didn t know how to make them all part of the same cloth So the ending, when it came, was flat I m all for quirky middle grade reads this one was just lame.I ve heard it said that a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work It may be a stretch, but I think I can apply that sentiment to reading this book It may not have been a good read, but reading is still better than washing the dishes More importantly, I shared this book with my daughter We experienced it together and we had a few laughs And so in that way, it most certainly was delightful


  10. CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian says:

    This was mildly entertaining but I honestly probably wouldn t have continued if I hadn t been listening to the audiobook It felt like one of those award winning kids books that isn t really written for kids And I don t know, maybe this is because I m not an only child, but I just thought this book where a school age kid doesn t know anyone except adults was kinda weird Maybe only children would identify with that


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Everything on a Waffle[PDF / Epub] ★ Everything on a Waffle Author Polly Horvath – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the small Canadian town of Coal Harbour, in a quaint restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing, everything comes on a waffle lasagna, fish, you name it Even waffles Eleven year old Primrose Squar In the small Canadian town of Coal Harbour, in a quaint restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing, everything comes on a waffle lasagna, fish, you name Everything on ePUB í it Even waffles Eleven year old Primrose Squarp loves this homey place, especially its owner, Kate Bowzer, who takes her under her wing, teaches her how to cook, and doesn t patronize or chastise her, even when she puts her guinea pig too close to the oven and it catches fire Primrose can use a little extra attention Her parents were lost at sea, and everyone but her thinks they are dead Her Uncle Jack, who kindly takes her in, is perfectly nice, but doesn t have much time on his hands Miss Perfidy, her paid babysitter guardian, smells like mothballs and really doesn t like children, and her school guidance counselor, Miss Honeycut, an uppity British woman of the world, is too caught up in her own long winded stories to be any kind of confidante Nobody knows what exactly to think of young Primrose, and Primrose doesn t quite know what to make of her small community, either.


About the Author: Polly Horvath

Polly Horvath is the author of many books for young people, including Everything on a Waffle, The Pepins and Their Problems, The Canning Season and The Trolls Her Everything on ePUB í 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 daughterstp uscmillan author pollyh.