Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Paperback)
"I went through 8 years of schooling (8 YEARS!) being called the wrong name by one particular teacher. SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM THE WAYSIDE school perfectly captures these kinds of elementary school absurdities. Also, it's hilarious. A great book to read together!"— From Amanda
Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Sideways Stories from Wayside School, the first book in the series!
Accidentally built sideways and standing thirty stories high (the builder said he was very sorry for the mistake), Wayside School has some of the wackiest classes in town, especially on the thirtieth floor. That’s where you’ll meet Bebe, the fastest draw in art class; John, who only reads upside down; Myron, the best class president ever; and Sammy, the new kid—he’s a real rat.
More than fifteen million readers have laughed at the clever and hilarious stories of Wayside School. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Wayside School! Kids 7 to 13 will zoom through these chapter books—laughing their way through the fast, funny, silly but relatable stories.
This funny chapter book series includes:
- Sideways Stories from Wayside School
- Wayside School Is Falling Down
- Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger
- And now also Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom, the brand-new, fourth installment in the series, and the first in twenty-five years!
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's 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 Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Wayside School Is Falling Down, Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, and Holes, winner of a Newbery Medal and National Book Award.
“Will surely tickle the funny bones.”
— School Library Journal
“Rib-tickling. Sure to please.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Sachar is the reigning king of oddball humor. These linked stories are both bizarre and sublime.”