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: 3.66 · 10,371 ratings · 1,726 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
Everything on a Waffle
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 5,875 ratings — published 2001 — 27 editions
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My One Hundred Adventures
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 1,108 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
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Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectiv...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 855 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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The Canning Season
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 629 ratings — published 2003 — 18 editions
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The Trolls
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 544 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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One Year in Coal Harbor
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 424 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Northward to the Moon
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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The Vacation
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 2005 — 10 editions
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The Corps of the Bare-Boned...
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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The Pepins and Their Problems
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3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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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

“Is this what it is to get older, to have adventures you can no longer tell your family because you are moving apart from them?...Or do you grow up and have adventures you tell no one? Are some adventures only yours alone?”
Polly Horvath, My One Hundred Adventures

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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? 87 142 Feb 25, 2010 11:05AM  
Mock Newbery 2015: Probably not a future Newbery... 25 244 Nov 10, 2010 04:28PM  
Friends with Books: What Did You Get From the LIBRARY? 122 23 Feb 22, 2013 02:27PM  
The Seasonal Read...: Winter Challenge 2012-2013: Completed Tasks - DO NOT DELETE ANY POSTS IN THIS TOPIC 2542 645 Feb 28, 2013 09:01PM  
Wild Things: YA G...: * Book Award List 10 449 May 23, 2013 05:09PM  
Around the World ...: Canada 26 259 Jan 23, 2014 12:25PM  
YA Buddy Readers'...: Author Game 528 229 Jan 31, 2014 03:17PM  
Parents of Tweens...: Newbery Honor Books 9 4 Feb 16, 2014 09:22PM  
Parents of Tweens...: National Book Award 1 3 Feb 17, 2014 11:00AM  


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