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Polly Horvath

Author of Everything on a Waffle

24+ Works 5,110 Members 248 Reviews 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

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Works by Polly Horvath

Everything on a Waffle (2001) 2,195 copies
The Trolls (1999) 517 copies
My One Hundred Adventures (2008) 467 copies
The Canning Season (2003) 421 copies
One Year in Coal Harbor (2012) 207 copies
Northward to the Moon (2010) 117 copies
The Vacation (2005) 113 copies
The Night Garden (2017) 94 copies
Very Rich (2018) 76 copies
An Occasional Cow (1989) 69 copies
Pine Island Home (2020) 57 copies
The Happy Yellow Car (1994) 30 copies
Pine Island Visitors (2023) 16 copies
No More Cornflakes (1990) 11 copies
Marthas Boot (2021) 1 copy
Library Girl (2024) 1 copy

Associated Works

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contributor — 341 copies

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BooksInMirror | 68 other reviews | Feb 19, 2024 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I picked up this book because it was set in British Columbia, Canada, where I live. As an adult, I was surprised at how much I genuinely enjoyed the book. It made me think of the days I read The Boxcar Children. I enjoyed reading about the sisters' distinct personalities as they approach their tricky new life, and I appreciated that it didn't feel like the author was being especially simple with her writing, (I can't remember when I last encountered "perspicacity.")

I would recommend this book for classroom as well as personal reading.… (more)
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WeeTurtle | 11 other reviews | Jan 20, 2024 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Dark premise saved by excellent characters. The story setup is that a clutch (brace, pack, flock?) Of orphans is traveling to a new familial guardian, only to find that she has passed on. They decide to stay anyway, faking an adults' supervision. Hijinks ensue.
 
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Amanda_Howse | 11 other reviews | Jan 15, 2024 |

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Works
24
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Members
5,110
Popularity
#4,894
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
248
ISBNs
247
Languages
7
Favorited
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