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Polly Horvath

Autor(a) de Everything on a Waffle

26+ Works 5,231 Membros 252 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

Polly Horvath is the author of many books for children, including When the Circus Came to Town, The Trolls, and Everything on a Waffle. She lives in Metchosin, British Columbia


Obras por Polly Horvath

Everything on a Waffle (2001) 2,240 exemplares
The Trolls (1999) 529 exemplares
My One Hundred Adventures (2008) 476 exemplares
The Canning Season (2003) 430 exemplares
One Year in Coal Harbor (2012) 213 exemplares
The Pepins and Their Problems (2004) 153 exemplares
Northward to the Moon (2010) 117 exemplares
The Vacation (2005) 115 exemplares
The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane (2007) 100 exemplares
The Night Garden (2017) 96 exemplares
Very Rich (2018) 81 exemplares
An Occasional Cow (1989) 71 exemplares
When the Circus Came to Town (1996) 62 exemplares
Pine Island Home (2020) 58 exemplares
The Happy Yellow Car (1994) 30 exemplares
Pine Island Visitors (2023) 18 exemplares
No More Cornflakes (1990) 11 exemplares
Not a Smiley Guy (2024) 3 exemplares
Marthas Boot (2021) 3 exemplares
Uncle morts Wonderful Presents (2000) 2 exemplares
Der Nachtgarten 2 exemplares
Library Girl (2024) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuidor — 353 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



I'm not quite sure how to describe this book. It wasn't a fantasy but it reminded me of Mary Poppins as there were things that were not believable. Time travel and people floating after eating a salad, things like that. I enjoyed the book, but it was a bit on the sad side. At one point I just really wanted the poor kid to get some food!! It was entertaining, but I didn't love the messages in the book, the people for the most part all seemed really selfish and there didn't really seem to be any redemption in the end. For example here is one quote from the book: "Maybe bad behaviour is only what we think other people are going to think. Maybe there is no absolute. Maybe we worry that we are doing things wrong when they're not wrong at all. I feel like the whole universe is much looser, more spacious and open-ended than we knew. Oh, Rupert, I like everything so much better now! I was selfish, going ahead and doing what I wanted and the world didn't end. Instead I'm happy!" I'm not saying that it isn't okay to do things for yourself but I just felt there wasn't a lot of selflessness in the book.
There were 8 instances of blasphemy. I did find this book quite entertaining but I would recommend it as a read aloud book, that way you can discuss some of the themes in the book.
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Piper29 | 11 outras críticas | May 13, 2024 |
This book is about a girl whose parents disappear in the sea. She lives with different people. She experiences adventures with her teacher Mrs. Bowzer and her dog. This would be a good book for second grade.
mdmanon | 69 outras críticas | Apr 16, 2024 |
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Rly good
Sbn1 | 5 outras críticas | Apr 7, 2024 |
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I enjoyed this book! As other reviewers have said it harkens back to the boxcar children for me. I love the Canadian setting and the characters were delightful!
beccaereads | 12 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2024 |



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