Everything on A WaffleBook - 2001
A Newbery Honor Book, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award and Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Award
Eleven-year-old Primrose is having a difficult time. Her parents have been lost at sea, but she knows -- somewhere, deep inside herself -- that they are still alive. While she waits for them to return, she must move in with her Uncle Jack. He's not exactly the most friendly guy, so Primrose finds comfort at the local restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing. The owner, Kate, serves everything on a waffle, even fish and pasta.
But despite her quirkiness, she becomes a wonderful friend to Primrose, teaching her how to cook, listening to her problems and giving her sage advice.
Through a mixture of eccentric humor and probing philosophy, Polly Horvath makes Primrose's search for peace and understanding a most memorable one.
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Everything on a waffle is a story about a young girl, Primrose, whose parents are loss at sea. While Primrose is optimistic that her parents will return she is bounced from home to home, but she finds going to the Red Swing Restaurant where she can place everything on a waffle a place where she is able to relax and get away from everything.
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'I don't know what you think the story of Jonah is about, Miss Perfidy,' I said. 'But to me it is about how hopeful the human heart is. I am certain my parents, if not in the belly of a whale, are wondering how I am doing and trying to get home to me!'
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