One Year in Coal Harbor: Book summary and reviews of One Year in Coal Harbor by Polly Horvath

One Year in Coal Harbor

by Polly Horvath

One Year in Coal Harbor by Polly Horvath
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2012
    224 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Readers rejoice - Primrose Squarp is back! The wise and curious heroine of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle is facing another adventure-filled year in Coal Harbor. Even though her parents, once lost at sea, are home, there's a whole slew of problems and mysteries to keep Primrose - and eager fans - busy. There's Uncle Jack and Kate Bowzer, who may (or may not) be in love. There's Ked, a foster child who becomes Primrose's friend. And there's the new development on the outskirts of town that threatens the Coal Harbor Primrose knows and treasures. Prolific and brilliant Horvath has delivered a masterful sequel to a beloved novel, sure to please old fans and gain new ones.

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"Starred Review ... the author delivers a gothic tragicomedy that is both a worthy sequel and as able as Primrose to stand on its own." - Kirkus

"Starred Review. Horvath skillfully balances the story's light and dark moments, leaving readers with an ending both satisfying and honest. Ages 9–12." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Excellent fun surrounds nuggets of wisdom, making for a great read or read-aloud to be enjoyed on multiple levels." - School Library Journal

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Polly Horvath Author Biography

Polly Horvath grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her books include The Trolls, finalist for the U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 1999, Everything on a Waffle, a runner-up for the Newbery Medal in 2002 and winner of the National Book Award. She won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in 2013 for One Year in Coal Harbor.

She currently lives in Metchosin, British Columbia and is both an American and Canadian citizen. Her books have received international recognition. She is married and has two daughters.

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