Polly Horvath

Polly Horvath
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Polly Horvath is the author of many books for young people, including Everything on a Waffle, The Pepins and Their Problems, The Canning Season and The Trolls. Her numerous awards include the Newbery Honor, the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature, the Mr. Christie Award, the international White Raven, and the Young Adult Canadian Book of the Year. Horvath grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She attended the Canadian College of Dance in Toronto and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York City. She has taught ballet, waitressed, done temporary typing, and tended babies, but while doing these things she has always also written. Now that her children are in school, she spends the whole day writing, unless she sneaks out to buy groceries, lured away from her desk by the thought of fresh Cheez Whiz. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and two daughters.


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The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane

Polly Horvath
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

When an accident leaves teenage cousins Meline and Jocelyn parentless, they come to live with their unknown and eccentric Uncle Marten on his private island....


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The Canning Season

Polly Horvath
Square Fish

One night out of the blue, Ratchet Clark’s ill-natured mother uproots her from Florida without a second thought. Ratchet is on a train to Maine for a summer...


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The Trolls

Polly Horvath
Square Fish

The Anderson kids are in for a spooky time when their unusual babysitter starts telling stories.


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Everything on a Waffle

Polly Horvath
Square Fish

Haven’t you ever just known something deep in your heart without reason?


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The Pepins and Their Problems

Polly Horvath; Illustrated by Marylin Hafner
Square Fish

The unusual Pepin family confronts numerous problems, such as having a cow who creates lemonade rather than milk and having to cope with a competitive...


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The Vacation

Polly Horvath
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

From the author of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle When his mother decides on a whim to be a missionary in Africa and drags his unwilling...


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When the Circus Came to Town

Polly Horvath
Sunburst Paperbacks

A hilarious satire on small-town prejudice It all started with the Halibuts. Then came Elmira Degoochy the snake lady. Then the Flying Gambinis -- all seven...


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