MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY
Everything on a Waffle
by Polly Horvath
Newbery Honor Book
Synopsis: This is a story that takes place in British Columbia. Primrose Squarp is eleven years old and one June day a typhoon arose at sea and her father's fishing boat was late getting in. Her mother put on her yellow macintosh and hat and went out in a sailboat to find him. Neither of them returned. Meanwhile Primrose stays with a Miss Perfidy and then her Uncle Jack. After suffering from some small accidents she is taken away from her Uncle and put in a foster home with an older couple. The only thing that remains constant is her enjoyment of a restaurant called the Girl on the Red Swing, where each menu item is served on a waffle. Restaurant owner Kate Bowzer takes Primrose under her wing and she teaches her how to cook. Primrose never gives up hope that her parents are still alive and it had me wondering all through the book if they had survived or not.
In case you have not read this book, I will not reveal the end. I recommend you read this good book and see if her parents did survive.
Another added bonus to reading this book is that recipes are included at the end of each chapter.
This book is 32,159 words.
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