11-year-old Primrose Squarp's parents are lost at sea, her babysitter smells like mothballs, and she lives with her uncle in an apartment attached to a gymnasium, but she finds comfort in The Girl on the Red Swing, a cafe where everything, including waffles, comes on a waffle (recipe to follow). This Newbery Honor book(my daughter insists that the runner-up honor books are always better than the medal winners), though written with a middle-grader audience in mind, is an enchanting nod to believing things you just know, even if you can't see them.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3558.O7276 E94 2002
3rd Floor Education Library, Muth Library of Children's Literature
Review submitted by: Nancy Stenerson Gonzales, Cataloger, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended