Maria Parr is a writer and high-school teacher. Adventures with Waffles, her debut novel, has been translated into twenty languages and won several awards around the world. Maria Parr lives in Norway with her family. Guy Puzey began translating Norwegian literature after studying the language at the University of Edinburgh and now works at the university as a researcher and teacher.
For all its emotional resonance, the narrative is never soppy ...
this appealing chapter book has a distinctive setting, plenty of
humor, and unusual emotional clarity.
--Booklist (starred review)
With simply rendered illustrations that zero in on key elements
of the story, Forrester extends the charm of this tale.Filled with
both rollicking escapades and poignant moments, Parr's notable tale
portrays a young boy's heartfelt appreciation of family and
--Kirkus Reviews Recommended for public and school libraries, this will be useful as supplementary material in units about day-to-day life in another country.
--School Library Journal A playful yet sweet story in the tradition of E. Nesbit's The Treasure Seekers, this well-observed novel nimbly explores the balance of friendships and the fear and longing that hides beneath the most prickly personalities as it celebrates old-school scrapes and the rewards of mutual best friendship.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Heartfelt and humorous.
--Publishers Weekly Strongly plotted, with larger changes in the lives of the families woven into Trille's smaller-scope story.
--The Horn Book