Readers rejoice Primrose Squarp is back The wise and curious heroine of the Newbery Honor Book "Everything on a Waffle" is facing another adventure-filled year in Coal Harbor.
Even though her parents, once lost at sea, are home, there's a whole slew of problems and mysteries to keep Primrose and eager fans busy. There's Uncle Jack and Kate Bowzer, who may (or may not) be in love. There's Ked, a foster child who becomes Primrose's friend. And there's the new development on the outskirts of town that threatens the Coal Harbor Primrose knows and treasures.
From National Book Award winning author Polly Horvath comes a masterful sequel to a beloved novel, sure to please old fans and gain new ones.
A perfect charmer . Hilarious and touching. "The Boston Globe"
Nobody does middle grade like Horvath. "The Horn Book Magazine.
About the Author
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 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.
A Boston Globe Best Children's Book of 2012
School Library Journal Best of Children's Books 2012
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, August 20, 2012:
“…Horvath skillfully balances the story’s light and dark moments, leaving readers with an ending both satisfying and honest.”
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2012:
“…the author delivers a gothic tragicomedy that is both a worthy sequel and as able as Primrose to stand on its own.”
Starred Review, School Library Jounral, August 1, 2012:
“Excellent fun surrounds nuggets of wisdom, making for a great read or read-aloud to be enjoyed on multiple levels”