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Everything on a Waffle

Title

Everything on a Waffle

Authors

Polly Horvath

Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Year

2001

ISBN

9780374322366

Pages

149 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

950L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Foster care; Legal guardianship; foster child; foster home; foster parents; child living with relatives; uncle raising niece

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Canadian

Family Formation

uncle; foster mother and father

Awards

Book of the Year Award for Children, 2002, Short List, Early Childhood
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2001, Honor Book, Fiction and Poetry
John Newbery Medal, 2002, Honor Book
Mr. Christie's Book Award, 2001, Winner
Parents' Choice Award, 2001, Gold, Fiction
Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, 2002, Winner
White Ravens Award, 2002, Winner, United States
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition, 2002 Family Matters
Best Bets: Recommended Canadian Reads for Children, 2001 Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2002 Nine to Twelve Humor
Capitol Choices, 2001 Age (10-14)
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, Supplement, 2002
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Eighth Edition, 2002
Notable Children's Books, 2002 Younger Reader
Our Choice, 2005 Junior Fiction
Parent's Guide to Children's Media, 2001 Fiction
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2001 Fiction
Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Books for Children, 2001 Middle Reader

Keywords

self-reliance; uncle; babysitter; disappearing at sea; waffles; friendship; guinea pig; child protective services

Diversity Impact

direct

Everything on a Waffle


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