Everything On A Waffle

Everything On A Waffle

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Primrose Squarp simply knows her parents did not perish at sea during a terrible storm, despite what the other residents of Coal Harbour believe. For all practical purposes, Primrose is an orphan, and there's no great clamoring of prospective adopters. After realizing the impracticality of continuing to pay Miss Perfidy (a mothball-scented elderly lady) an hourly wage to baby-sit her, the town council places her with Uncle Jack, who reluctantly takes her in. Primrose does warm up to him, but her true sanctuary is a local restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing, where everything—including lasagna—is served on a waffle, and where the proprietor Miss Bowzer offers a willing ear.Through a mixture of eccentric humor and probing philosophy, author Polly Horvath makes Primrose's search for peace and understanding a most memorable one.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780739359990
Characteristics: 1 online resource (3 audio files) :,digital
audio file, rda
Additional Contributors: McInerney, Kathleen
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Jan 30, 2016

Fun story. Really irritating narrator! Read the book instead.

Dec 23, 2013

The most hopeful, quaint novel I've ever read.

Mar 06, 2013

Everything on a Waffle takes place in a Canadian fishing village. The story is about a young girl named, Primrose. Primrose's parents end up disappearing in a typhoon, but Primrose does not believe that they are actually dead and decides not to attend her parent's memorial service.

Primrose is then tossed from family to family. Primrose starts out by living with her elderly neighbor. Her neighbor is unable to care for Primrose, so she goes to stay with her Uncle Jack. Primrose has a hard time residing with her Uncle Jack because she is use to residing with her parents. Primrose comes to the conclusion that nothing in her life is the same except for a restaurant that Primrose enjoys going too. Primrose goes over to the Red Swing Restaurant after school each day. The owner there, Kate, has taken Primrose in her care and is very patient with Primrose. She teaches her how to cook and shows her different recipes. There at the restaurant Primrose is allowed put any and everything on the waffle that she eats, as well as the customers. She never criticizes Primrose but always encourages her, which in return makes Primrose feel comfortable and safe. She is very patient with Primrose and does not judge her even though she "accidentally" set a pig on fire in her class. Kate also does not believe everything that other individuals say about Primrose.

Primrose's uncle Jack gives Primrose away to another couple. Primrose likes her new guardians but injuries herself on multiple occasions by losing her toe, so everyone in the town thinks that Primrose in emotionally unstable. Regardless of what everyone else thinks about Primrose she does not give up hope in looking for her parents. To everyone's surprise Primrose's parents do show back up and Primrose is happy to go back with her parents.

I would recommend this book due to the valuable lesson of not giving up on. It also shows how Primrose was passed from person to person and still was able to keep hope for finding her family.


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Mar 06, 2013

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Mar 06, 2013

Everything on a waffle is a story about a young girl, Primrose, whose parents are loss at sea. While Primrose is optimistic that her parents will return she is bounced from home to home, but she finds going to the Red Swing Restaurant where she can place everything on a waffle a place where she is able to relax and get away from everything.


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Mar 06, 2013

'I don't know what you think the story of Jonah is about, Miss Perfidy,' I said. 'But to me it is about how hopeful the human heart is. I am certain my parents, if not in the belly of a whale, are wondering how I am doing and trying to get home to me!'


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