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Polly Horvath

Polly Horvath
Rebecca Keller

Polly Horvath has written many books for children and young adults, among them Everything on a Waffle, The Canning Season, and One Year in Coal Harbour. She has won numerous awards including a National Book Award, Newbery Honor, Toronto Dominion Award, International White Raven, and Canadian Library Association's Young Adult Book of the Year. She has also been short-listed for Germany's most prestigious literature award, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, as well as the Writer's Trust Vicky Metcalfe Award for her body of work and many others. Her books have been New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestsellers and Rosie O'Donnell and Oprah picks. She is translated into over 25 languages and her books are taught in children's literature curricula in North America and internationally. She lives in British Columbia.

Newbery Honor Book

National Book Awards Finalist

National Book Awards Winner

Books by the Author

The Night Garden
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The Night Garden

Polly Horvath
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

From Newbery Honor and National Book Award–winning author Polly Horvath is this magical middle-grade novel about a garden that grants wishes. It is World War II, and Franny and her parents, Sina...

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The Vacation
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The Vacation

Polly Horvath
Square Fish
Square Fish

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 father with her, Henry...

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The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane
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The Corps of the Bare-Boned Plane

Polly Horvath
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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 has...

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The Canning Season
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The Canning Season

Polly Horvath
Square Fish
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 with relatives within the blink of an...

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The Trolls
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The Trolls

Polly Horvath
Square Fish
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
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Everything on a Waffle

Polly Horvath
Square Fish
Square Fish

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

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The Pepins and Their Problems
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The Pepins and Their Problems

Polly Horvath; Illustrated by Marylin Hafner
Square Fish
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 neighbor, and the reader is invited to help guide the plight of a problem-prone family.

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When the Circus Came to Town
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When the Circus Came to Town

Polly Horvath
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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 of them and their mother....

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