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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (237 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Polly Horvath Narrator: Kathleen McInerne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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