Everything on A Waffle

Everything on A Waffle

Book - 2005
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Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780888994424
0888994427
Characteristics: 179 p. ; 19 cm

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LiztheLibrarian Feb 12, 2018

Great story, and fun read.

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Motherofseven
Jun 05, 2015

Both of my son's enjoyed reading this book. My oldest son took the lead to read this book with his younger brother.

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Tamarabaker
Jul 14, 2014

This is a great book for all ages. Although it does get a little sad.

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Emily_Izett
Jul 26, 2013

I found this book to be great, funny, and interesting, I liked the recipes at the end of each chapter. I highly recommend this book as well it's companion; One year in Coal Harbour.

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diaparalectdoxical
May 31, 2013

I found this book full of exciting ideas and great satire and laughs. It looks at the question of faith from many different angles beginning with the heroine's faith that her parents survived the storm and would return to her. Almost everyone in town has a turn at trying to get her to accept 'reality' and admit her parents had died, but she refuses. She asks a number of people in the novel whether they had ever thought something to be true, even if they could not know for sure. My favourite answer was from the sheriff who said he once sent a man to jail for murder that he does not believe the man committed. He said he had no choice, he presented his evidence to the court and the man was convicted on that basis, but the cop continued to believe in the man's innocence. The book interrogates the idea of 'helping' and 'tolerance' too in the figure of the authoritarian and close minded 'counsellor' who eventually manages to get the little girl taken away by social workers.

This is a beautiful and challenging book. I recommend it to teens and adults who want to give received ideas a kick in the rear.

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kimberlynaomi
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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latrinablue
Feb 23, 2013

I do recommend that parents and teachers allow their children to read this book just because the book could help students cope with their parents being away from home. But, it was not a very interesting book at most parts. Most students will love the recipes and things of that nature but, probably not the actual book itself. I was bored at most parts and ready to finish the book but, I loved the idea behind the book. The girl connected her favorite foods to other things she learned and loved. I would love to also try some of the recipes at the end of the chapters.

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MurielW
Oct 10, 2012

This is a well-written book. It flows easily and, although it's not filled with adventure, it is a very interesting story. It's really neat to see all the recipes at the end of each chapter.

meks Nov 22, 2011

its ok, kind of boring at some parts, and good at others.

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navy_turtle_129
Jun 21, 2017

navy_turtle_129 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

RobertELPL Mar 04, 2017

RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Emily_Izett
Jul 26, 2013

Emily_Izett thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

violet_panda_813 May 29, 2013

violet_panda_813 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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kimberlynaomi
Mar 06, 2013

kimberlynaomi thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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latrinablue
Feb 23, 2013

latrinablue thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 15

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MurielW
Oct 10, 2012

MurielW thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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awesomeshif10
Jul 04, 2012

awesomeshif10 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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kimberlynaomi
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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latrinablue
Feb 23, 2013

This book is about a little girl whose parents are lost at sea. She is sad, lonely, and missing her parents very much. She then comes up with ways to incorporate waffles to the other things she loves which helps her cope with her parents being away.

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kimberlynaomi
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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latrinablue
Feb 23, 2013

"The only really interesting thing about someone that makes you want to explore them further is their heart, and Miss Honeycut has a teeny tiny pea-sized one and it takes you nowhere you want to go".

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