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Everything on A Waffle

Horvath, Polly (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Everything on A Waffle
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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.
Authors: Horvath, Polly
Title: Everything on a waffle
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 149 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: 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.
Audience: 950
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Honor, 2002
Local Note: Accelerated Reader AR 58 10050
Reading Counts RC 59 10100
ISBN: 0374322368
9780374322366
0374422087
Statement of Responsibility: Polly Horvath
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 5.0 Quiz: 48071.
Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.9 10.0 Quiz: 24936 Guided reading level: V.
Subject Headings: Self-reliance Fiction. Uncles Fiction. Parent and child Fiction. Foster home care Fiction. Interpersonal relations Fiction. Self-reliance Juvenile fiction. Uncles Juvenile fiction. Parent and child Juvenile fiction. Foster home care Juvenile fiction. Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction. British Columbia Fiction. British Columbia Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Self-reliance
Uncles
Parent and child
Foster home care
Interpersonal relations
Self-reliance
Uncles
Parent and child
Foster home care
Interpersonal relations
LCCN: 00035399
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This is a great book for all ages. Although it does get a little sad.

I found this book to be great, funny, and interesting, I liked the recipes at the end of each chapter. I highly recommend this book as well it's companion; One year in Coal Harbour.

I found this book full of exciting ideas and great satire and laughs. It looks at the question of faith from many different angles beginning with the heroine's faith that her parents survived the storm and would return to her. Almost everyone in town has a turn at trying to get her to accept 'reality' and admit her parents had died, but she refuses. She asks a number of people in the novel whether they had ever thought something to be true, even if they could not know for sure. My favourite answer was from the sheriff who said he once sent a man to jail for murder that he does not believe the man committed. He said he had no choice, he presented his evidence to the court and the man was convicted on that basis, but the cop continued to believe in the man's innocence. The book interrogates the idea of 'helping' and 'tolerance' too in the figure of the authoritarian and close minded 'counsellor' who eventually manages to get the little girl taken away by social workers.

This is a beautiful and challenging book. I recommend it to teens and adults who want to give received ideas a kick in the rear.

I do recommend that parents and teachers allow their children to read this book just because the book could help students cope with their parents being away from home. But, it was not a very interesting book at most parts. Most students will love the recipes and things of that nature but, probably not the actual book itself. I was bored at most parts and ready to finish the book but, I loved the idea behind the book. The girl connected her favorite foods to other things she learned and loved. I would love to also try some of the recipes at the end of the chapters.

Oct 10, 2012
  • MurielW rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a well-written book. It flows easily and, although it's not filled with adventure, it is a very interesting story. It's really neat to see all the recipes at the end of each chapter.

Nov 22, 2011
  • meks rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

its ok, kind of boring at some parts, and good at others.

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emmdance99 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

May 29, 2013
  • violet_panda_813 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

violet_panda_813 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

latrinablue thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15

Oct 10, 2012
  • MurielW rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

MurielW thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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This book is about a little girl whose parents are lost at sea. She is sad, lonely, and missing her parents very much. She then comes up with ways to incorporate waffles to the other things she loves which helps her cope with her parents being away.

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"The only really interesting thing about someone that makes you want to explore them further is their heart, and Miss Honeycut has a teeny tiny pea-sized one and it takes you nowhere you want to go".

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Everything on a Waffle Recipes

This is a pretty cool video of students acting and making some of the recipes from the book!

Apr 08, 2012
  • quagga rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Book trailer by 12-year-old reader

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