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

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Everything on a Waffle (Coa...

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My One Hundred Adventures (...

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The Trolls

3.91 avg rating — 965 ratings — published 2000 — 12 editions
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The Canning Season

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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 Night Garden

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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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