Search This Blog

Loading...

Monday, March 4, 2013

MMGM - Everything on a Waffle


MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY


Everything on a Waffle cover.jpg


Everything on a Waffle
by Polly Horvath
Scholastic 2001
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.

For more middle grade fun, check the links on
Posted by Janet F. Smart on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch

16 comments:

  1. I love MG books with recipes so I'm adding this one to my list.
    Have you read Pie by Sarah Weeks? Maybe you will enjoy it.

    ~Akoss

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't read that one. I'll have to look for it. This is kind of a coincidence, but the MG I just finished writing has recipes in it, too.

      Delete
  2. I have yet to read this!! But when the companion (sequel) came out, I wanted to pick it up...so I guess I need to start here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm behind. I didn't know there was a sequel. I'll have to look for that one, too. So many books, so little time.

      Delete
  3. This sounds like a really good book. (I might have to try that "everything on a waffle" concept with my kids. They'd probably love it!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sherry. You're right, they probably would love it. I just like syrup, blueberries, blackberries or strawberries on mine, though.

      Delete
  4. This sounds like a fantastic book. I would love to read EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE, too. This middle school book looks like a great read. I'm sure the students would like it a lot, too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sounds good. You had me by the title. I find myself sometimes choosing by the title. Do you ever do that?
    Thanks for introducing this book.
    Blessings, Barb

    My books:
    .99 Ezra and Other Stories on sale on Kindle for a few weeks. Vada Faith, women's fiction.
    Barbara A. Whittington

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think every book needs a good title!

      Delete
  6. I can't believe I've never read this book! But I love books with recipes (like PIE). Sounds as if I need to add this to the TBR list.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're the second one to mention, Pie. I'm going to have to look for that one.

      Delete
  7. I have this book, but I haven't read it yet. Thanks for sharing this information. I hope to read it soon!
    ~Jess

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Miss janet. Please kindly check this out
    http://bookquoter.com.It might help you to sell your books and used our tools to find high quality books.I am sure this is very helpful especially to your fellow authors.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comments. I love comments!