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Everything on a Waffle 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

  • Title: Everything on a Waffle
  • Author: Polly Horvath
  • ISBN: 9780374422080
  • Page: 186
  • Format: Paperback
  • Everything on a Waffle By Polly Horvath, 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 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 putIn 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 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.

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    1. 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 [...]

    2. 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

    3. 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 [...]

    4. 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 [...]

    5. 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, [...]

    6. 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 enj [...]

    7. 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

    8. Another audio I ll come back to when I have time to listen For now, I have to listen to one for an assignment, and this one just isn t keeping my attention for that.

    9. Originally reviewed here.I believe that when most people read the phrase emotional comfort food read their minds will immediately turn to the Chicken Soup for the Soul line of books that were so popular than a decade ago And yet, Polly Horvath s Everything on a Waffle is exactly the type of book that fits under the emotional comfort food read heading To me, there is no better way to describe the deep seated warmth that filled my insides as I consumed this book Bunbury readers know that I have a [...]

    10. Everything on a waffle by Polly Horvath is a book about a girl called Primrose Squarp whose parents disapper in the sea She lives with various people like Mrs Perfidy and her Uncle Jack She experiences Adventures with Mrs Bowzer and even her dog Mallomar in the Canadian town of Coal Harbour She shows bravery and she thinks about something that everybody thinks its not true but she is still convinced She loves The Girl on the Red Swing were she learns how to cook and needs to hear Miss Honeycut s [...]

    11. Primrose Squarp is busy believing in the unbelievable Primrose s mother and father are lost at sea and Primrose has been living with her babysitter, Miss Perfidy ever since the wild storm that supposedly carried them away But then her Uncle Jack arrives in the town of Coal Harbour, to become Primrose s guardian Uncle Jack leaves the navy to come and live with Primrose and start a housing development in the picturesque town but Primrose expects the arrangement will only be a temporary one because [...]

    12. Our family listened to this book on tape Like others, the catchy title and cover work attracted us to this book Like others, we enjoyed the recipes, the interesting characters, their fun names, and the quirky town they lived in Some characters were admirable than others, but the overriding sense we all had was that there seemed to be no emotional connection between them Her uncle had no domestic or nurturing side to him at all the only indication we have at the end is that he subverted his natu [...]

    13. I read this with my 9 yr old daughter for her Girl Scouts Book Club I m glad I read it with her b c I felt like while the story was good and well written and deserving a 3 I had to take off points b c I did not feel like was appropriate for a 4th grader While the story is told by a child of about the same age 11 , I feel like the writing is way over a 9yr old s head There are many points where the author changes from the present to the past and the transitions are hard for a kid to follow Also, [...]

    14. Don t skip this book because it is written in the voice of an 11 year old This books is narrated by Primrose Squarp, who goes to live in a small fishing village on the seacoast with a quirky and miserly relative after her parents were lost at sea Every chapter ends in some sort of recipe, which is skillfully woven into the story Owing much to Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte two of my particularly favorite authors, so it is no wonder that I love her work , Polly Horvath is a masterful storyt [...]

    15. This audiobook was great for our trip The story was engaging and the short chapters helped when we needed to find a stopping point while checking out our directions The only drawback was the recipes We wanted to try them out but couldn t remember all of them or the steps I will check out the book just so we can leisurely peruse through the recipes and test out several of them With the beginning, I was expecting Pippi Longstocking but Primrose wasn t Pippi Thank goodness I can read Pippi Longsto [...]

    16. Primrose is not your average little girl she has hope that one day her parents will come back some day It all started when a storm came,her and her mother were at home and didnt expect anything much to happen during the storm but, soon started to worry because her dad had gone out a few days before on a fishing trip the storm went on and he still wasnt back yet so her mom went out to look for him the next day still niether of them were back,Primrose moved in with a famliy friend everyone in her [...]

    17. This is one of those books I really wanted to like, but felt like too many other books out there The recipe with each chapter thing has been done though some of these recipes sound really fun and I wouldn t mind them But I felt somewhat disassociated from the main character and everyone else in this town Here we have the only sensible voice being that of the 11 year old child, in a town full of quirky characters So much potential, and some truly beautiful turns of phrases keep this book from fal [...]

    18. This is an extremely clever, funny, and at times shocking novel from one of Canada s best writers, Polly Horvath When Primrose s parents are lost at sea, she finds herself in the care of her lovable but clueless Uncle Jack, two befuddled dog loving foster parents Bert and Evie, and the aloof but loyal Miss Bowzer, who runs a restaurant where everything is served on a waffle.Horvath masterly balances humour and sadness, and creates a wonderful cast of characters that are impossible to forget.Her [...]

    19. This is a Newberry honor book that is great for tweens plus The story is tragic but is told with a very positive, we can get through anything lens What I love most about it is the recipes at the end of each chapter For example in Chapter 1 she says that she has hair the color of carrots in an apricot glaze and at the end of the chapter is a recipe for carrots in apricot glaze I love using literature as the jumping off point for various other subjects If you read this with your child not only cou [...]

    20. Primrose Squarp is a girl who lives by the harbour One day a terrible storm omes where she lives, her father was out in the sea and haven t came back Her mother got worried and brang Primrose to her neighbours house Miss Perfidy and Primrose mom went out to seas to find her father After the storm her parents did not come back Now she became an orphan and Primrose thinks that her parents didn t perish at the sea but thinks that her parents is going to get her There s no great clamoring of prospec [...]

    21. Huh, another book about a girl who moves to a village of mentally distressed people I didn t think this was such a common sort of event, but I m sure I just don t notice these things when I m so busy with paint business It all happened behind my back as usual Someone needs to do something about all these people getting lost at sea too, for the record It s awfully tragic if little girls commonly have to go around without families because they re shipwrecked somewhere or lost in the water Ships ju [...]

    22. How had I never read this Newbery Honor Book before It s absolutely delightful Girl finding her way story, hope and joy, small town characters serve as extended family, etc Parts of it made me laugh out loud, and I liked recipe to follow at the end of every chapter I decided to read this now because there is a sequel or companion book being published in the fall, and the ARC is waiting for me at Net Galley

    23. the set up of this book would make you think it is dark and depressing, but it s actually pretty hilarious Primroses s parents have gone to sea and not come back, but she doesn t believe that they are dead As she makes her way in the world that is to say, in her small Northwest town she deals with the characters that are her friends and neighbors AND finds emotional refuge in the town s diner where they serve EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE A quick and enjoyable read pure fun

    24. A quirky yet beautiful book about a girl growing up in the shadow of her parents disappearance at sea She holds onto the belief that they are still alive, even when no one else will support her Most of the book chronicles the wacky citizens of her small New England town who include a mothball obcessed foster parent and a restaurant owner who serves all of her food on waffles.

    25. I was able to acquire this book because it only cost 20 pesos at some book sale And though it may be a children s book, I still enjoyed reading it Being a spectator of Primrose s boldness, stubbornness, wit and clumsiness was quite entertaining All in all, it was a great light read.

    26. This was okay I think I liked the author s The Trolls better I do agree with Andrea, though, when she commented that it made her hungry I thought it was clever of the author to include recipes at the end of each chapter.

    27. I read this with my 8 year old daughter and we really liked it For me, the audio version is great for a kids book because it helps me to have the different voices and shows the personalities better, but I make sure to do the print version as well It was cute and I loved the optimism.

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