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Sideways Stories From Wayside School

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A Crazy Mixed-up School.

There'd been a terrible mistake. Wayside School was supposed to be built with thirty classrooms one on top of the other... thirty stories tall! (The builder said he was very sorry.)

That may be why all kinds of funny things happen at Wayside School... especially on the thirteenth floor. You'll meet Mrs. Gorf, the meanest teacher of all, terrible Todd, who always gets sent home early, and John who can read only upside down — along with all the other kids in the crazy mix-up school that came out sideways. But you'll never guess the truth about Sammy, the new kid... or what's in store for Wayside School on Halloween!There was a terrible mistake-Wayside School was built with one classroom on top of another, thirty stories high! (The builder said he was sorry.) Maybe that's why all kinds of funny things happened at Wayside — especially on the thirteenth floor.

Synopsis:

What can happen in a mixed-up school that's 30 stories high? If it's Wayside Elementary, just about anything. Illustrations.

About the Author

When Louis Sachar was going to school, his teachers always pronounced his name wrong. Now that he has become a popular author of children's books, teachers all over the country are pronouncing his name wrong. It should be pronounced "Sacker," like someone who tackles quarterbacks or someone who stuffs potatoes into sacks.

Mr. Sachar received a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. His first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, was accepted for publication during his first year of law school. After receiving his law degree, he spent six years asking himself whether he wanted to be an author or a lawyer before deciding to write for children full-time. His books include Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, Wayside School is Falling Down, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series.

Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and their daughter, Sherre.

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cupcakequeen, September 22, 2008 (view all comments by cupcakequeen)
I loved this book as a child, and I have thought about it over the years as my youngest daughter has started to read but couldn't remember the name of it! I'm so glad I found it and will be reading it to my daughters..these stories are great!
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sqrlprincess, October 8, 2006 (view all comments by sqrlprincess)
I absolutely loved this book when I was young. I read it over and over again. Now I have an 8 year old sister who I've told must read it. As soon as I can scrape up some extra cash, we are going to buy it and read it together. I know she'll love it as much as I did! I give this book an A+!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380698714
ill.:
Brinckloe, Julie,
Author:
Brinckloe, Julie
Author:
by Louis Sachar and Adam McCauley
Author:
Sachar, Louis
Author:
Rabinovitch, Dorit
Author:
McCauley, Adam
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Location:
Columbis, Ohio
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
School attendance
Subject:
Readers - Chapter Books
Subject:
Schools -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Wayside School
Series Volume:
51
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.60x5.14x.30 in. .20 lbs.
Media Run Time:
024800
Age Level:
09-12

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