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3.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 53.95 out of 5 3.95 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Polly Horvath Narrator: Kathleen McInerney Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9780449014134
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Readers rejoice—Primrose Squarp is back! The wise and curious heroine of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle is facing another adventure-filled year in Coal Harbor.

Even though her parents, once lost at sea, are home, there’s a whole slew of problems and mysteries to keep Primrose busy. There’s Uncle Jack and Kate Bowzer, who may (or may not) be in love. There’s Ked, a foster child who becomes Primrose’s friend. And there’s the new development on the outskirts of town that threatens the Coal Harbor Primrose knows and treasures. The prolific and brilliant Polly Horvath has delivered a masterful sequel to a beloved novel, sure to please old fans and gain new ones.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Horvath skillfully balances the story’s light and dark moments, leaving readers with an ending both satisfying and honest.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Excellent fun surrounds nuggets of wisdom, making for a great read or read-aloud to be enjoyed on multiple levels.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “The author delivers a gothic tragicomedy that is both a worthy sequel and as able as Primrose to stand on its own.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A 2012 Boston Globe Book of the Year for Children
  • A 2012 School Library Journal Best Book for Children
  • A 2013 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Soma | 2/20/2014

    " Everything on a Waffle was better, but this was a respectable showing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Arendt | 2/15/2014

    " Uncle Jack is my favorite character, but Primrose is as spunky as they come. In this companion novel to Everything on a Waffle, Primrose makes a news friend in Ked, a foster child, only to lose his unexpectedly. She tries to play matchmaker between her Uncle Jack and Mrs. Bowser, but that does not work out qe the way Primrose wants. And she remains close to Bert and Evie, her foster parents from the previous book. This story is like sitting on your front porch in a small town and watching all the happenings. The characters become your neighbors and you hope everything will turn out for the best for them. A delightful read for anyone who enjoys a good family story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meghan | 2/15/2014

    " Book got boring and I could not finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 2/10/2014

    " I loved Everything on a Waffle and this sequel/companion novel did not disappoint. I love a setting of a small town with quirky characters all in everybody's business and I love a feel good story with a feel good ending. I also love recipes full of cheese and flour and cream (and then some more cheese!), although I'm not so big on mini marshmallows. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 2/8/2014

    " A girl befriends a Foster child and their adventures in a small town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 2/6/2014

    " This has been talked about as a Newbery cnadidate for 2013. For a long time I didn't think it was deep enough to really contend. And while it isn't rocketing in its social morals or dilemmas, it would certainly make any child in the Newbery age range think. I've only read 3 possible books and this one doesn't finish first in either depth or compelling read. But it is nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emyrose8 | 1/31/2014

    " 3.5- There were some parts I really liked, and other parts that I wasn't a fan of. Good continuation of the first story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 1/25/2014

    " I loved "Everything On a Waffle" and was not disappointed by this companion book. Primrose is a great character and the book was a fun chance to revisit her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ms. Dana | 1/19/2014

    " I loved Everything on a Waffle and this sequel/companion novel did not disappoint. I love a setting of a small town with quirky characters all in everybody's business and I love a feel good story with a feel good ending. I also love recipes full of cheese and flour and cream (and then some more cheese!), although I'm not so big on mini marshmallows. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan McGilvray | 1/19/2014

    " I want Primrose to be real so we can have tea and chat... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 1/18/2014

    " It was great to read about Prinrose et al again, but I marked this down a star because the recipes weren't as good as on the first one. I blame the sudden addition of mini marshmallows. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hayley | 12/19/2013

    " A rather disappointing companion to Everything on a Waffle - while it's pleasant enough, it doesn't have much of a structure and wobbles tonally from whimsical to tragic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie Klever | 12/15/2013

    " I loved Everything on a Waffle and was excited to see this companion book. I am enjoying it--love Primrose, Evie & Burt. So far, so good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lu Benke | 11/7/2013

    " I love the way Horvath uses colorful, more sophisticated vocabulary for Primrose's voice. And the story was "good-enough." Connections toward the end were contrived, but I'd still recommend it to readers wanting a good realistic fiction story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/5/2013

    " True to the characters from Everything on a Waffle? Yep! Fresh and original despite being a sequel? You bet! Publishes this fall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 9/3/2013

    " I love Primrose. She's so spunky and exactly how I wish I could have been when I was little. Everything came together at the end, of course, and that made me happy. I read lots of chatter about this as a potential Newbery, and I have to say I like it best of the books I've read this year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillary | 8/27/2013

    " I found myself laughing aloud a lot during this book! I love primrose's perception of the world. I also cried. Polly is a favorite author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey | 10/23/2012

    " Extraordinary - funny, poignant, deeply profound - not just a sequel to Everything on a Waffle but so much deeper, richer, textured, layered! Primrose becomes an adventurer on a quest to establish who she is in the world and Ked - OMG - he's a fabulous character. Loved it to pieces! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 10/3/2012

    " Just classic wonderful Polly Horvath. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 9/17/2012

    " Aside from the slightly too precocious narrator, (a young Emma)this book was a delight. Laugh out loud funny. A great read-aloud. Would be as entertaining for the adult as the kid. "

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About the Author
Author Polly HorvathMRS. BUNNY is the author of Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! POLLY HORVATH is one of the most highly acclaimed authors writing today. Among her many books are The Canning Season (National Book Award winner and YA Canadian Book of the Year), Everything on a Waffle (Newbery Honor Book), The Trolls (National Book Award Finalist), My One Hundred Adventures (Amazon Best Book and multiple best of the year lists), Northward to the Moon (Oprah's Book Club Kid's Reading List, Parent's Choice Gold Award), and, most recently, One Year in Coal Harbor.
About the Narrator

Kathleen McInerney won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2011 and was a finalist for the Audie in 2010 and 2015. Her narrations have also earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has performed in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and animation voice-over.