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 ...more


Average rating: 3.68 · 12,415 ratings · 1,919 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
Everything on a Waffle (Coa...
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Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectiv...
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My One Hundred Adventures (...
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The Canning Season
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 718 ratings — published 2003 — 19 editions
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The Trolls
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One Year in Coal Harbor (Co...
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Northward to the Moon (My O...
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Lord and Lady Bunny--Almost...
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The Pepins and Their Problems
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The Vacation
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“The library in summer is the most wonderful thing because there you get books on any subject and read them each for only as long as they hold your interest, abandoning any that don't, halfway or a quarter of the way through if you like, and store up all that knowledge in the happy corners of your mind for your own self and not to show off how much you know or spit it back at your teacher on a test paper.”
Polly Horvath, My One Hundred Adventures

“You know what Sunday is, it's a day with a lot of potential for naps.”
Polly Horvath

“We all belong here equally...Just by being born onto the earth we are accepted and the earth supports us. We don't have to be especially good. We don't have to accomplish anything. We don't even have to be healthy.”
Polly Horvath, My One Hundred Adventures

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What book should we read in November?

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Bomb (write-in)
 
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The Great Unexpected (write-in)
 
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Starry River of the Sky by grace Lin (write-in)
 
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Iron-Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill (write-in)
 
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The Newbery Award...: 2002 Honor - Everything on a Waffle 2 15 Feb 13, 2010 05:06PM  
Pick-a-Shelf: 2010-02 - Adventure - What will you Read in February? 87 145 Feb 25, 2010 11:05AM  
Mock Newbery 2015: Probably not a future Newbery... 25 250 Nov 10, 2010 04:28PM  
Friends with Books: What Did You Get From the LIBRARY? 122 26 Feb 22, 2013 02:27PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Winter Challenge 2012-2013: Completed Tasks - DO NOT DELETE ANY POSTS IN THIS TOPIC 2529 685 Feb 28, 2013 09:01PM  
Wild Things: YA G...: * Book Award List 10 458 May 23, 2013 05:09PM  
YA Buddy Readers'...: Author Game 528 240 Jan 31, 2014 03:17PM  
Parents of Tweens...: Newbery Honor Books 9 12 Feb 16, 2014 09:22PM  
Parents of Tweens...: National Book Award 1 4 Feb 17, 2014 11:00AM  
Around the World ...: Canada 27 344 Jun 27, 2014 06:12PM  


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