Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Eleven-year-old Primrose’s parents are missing, presumed dead after an accident at sea, but Primrose does not believe that they died. In the meantime, her Uncle Jack has taken her in and Miss Bowzer, the owner of a local restaurant in which everything is served on a waffle, is an understanding friend to her. The book is very funny, filled with entertaining, quirky characters, and some wise observations on life. Winner of the Newbery Honor.