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Polly Horvath

Polly Horvath

Newbery Honor Book

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

BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

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. They soon discover that the island...

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The Trolls

Polly Horvath

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

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

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 neighbor, and the reader is invited to help guide the plight of a problem-prone family.

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