One Year in Coal Harbour

One Year in Coal Harbour

Written by: Horvath, Polly
ages 9 to 12 / grades 4 to 7

Shortlisted for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. Selected for the Bankstreet College of Education's Best Children’s Books of the Year 2013.

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 Harbour. 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 Harbour 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.

Shortlisted for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. Selected for the Bankstreet College of Education's Best Children’s Books of the Year 2013.

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 Harbour. 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 Harbour 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.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Aug 8, 2012
Specifications 224 pages | 5.5 in x 8.25 in
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Written By Polly Horvath has won many awards for her children's books, including the National Book Award and the CLA Young Adult Book Award. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Visit Polly Horvath's website: http://www.pollyhorvath.com/
Audience ages 9 to 12 / grades 4 to 7

Short-listed, IODE Violet Downey Book Award, 2013

Short-listed, CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, 2013

Commended, The Bankstreet College of Education's Best Books of the Year 2013, 2013

Winner, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, 2013

Winner, Bolen Books Children's Book Prize, 2013

Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Young Reader's Award, 2013

Winner, TD Fan Choice Award, 2013

“Though the quirky (and highly memorable) characters and remote setting provide ample opportunities for humor, Horvath skillfully balances the story's light and dark moments, leaving readers with an ending both satisfying and honest.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

“Dashes of serious reflection on fear, love, and the unfairness that life doles out are seamlessly interwoven and add depth to the narrative....Excellent fun surrounds nuggets of wisdom, making for a great read or read-aloud to be enjoyed on multiple levels.” —School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

“Ever respectful of the capacity of her audience to comprehend the big words and concepts she deals in, 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

"Though the quirky (and highly memorable) characters and remote setting provide ample opportunities for humor, Horvath skillfully balances the story's light and dark moments, leaving readers with an ending both satisfying and honest." — Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

"Dashes of serious reflection on fear, love, and the unfairness that life doles out are seamlessly interwoven and add depth to the narrative....Excellent fun surrounds nuggets of wisdom, making for a great read or read-aloud to be enjoyed on multiple levels." — School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"Ever respectful of the capacity of her audience to comprehend the big words and concepts she deals in, 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

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