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Sideways Stories from Wayside School rackMr 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 Sideways Stories from Wayside School YouTube Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis The next year, he wrote his first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School He was working Louis Sachar pronounced Sacker , born March is an American author of children s books Louis was born in East Meadow, New York, inSideways Stories from Wayside School WikipediaSideways Stories from Wayside School YouTube Chapter Sideways Stories from Wayside Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar was a good book It hasweird stories about every teacher and student in the th story I like this book because it was silly and funny In one story, this girl was the fastest drawer in the class Her name was Bebe Gunn This book is good for kids that don t like reading because it has short stories It s very funny Kids should just like this book PDF Sideways Stories from Wayside School Book Author Louis Sachar Submitted by Jane Kivik Free download or read online Sideways Stories from Wayside School pdf ePUB book The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Louis Sachar The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists ofpages and is available in Paperback format Sideways Stories From Wayside School Lesson Sideways Stories From Wayside School Displaying all worksheets related to Sideways Stories From Wayside School Worksheets are Sideways stories from wayside school, Sideways stories from wayside school, Sideways stories from wayside school, Sideways stories from wayside school, Three sideways stories from wayside school, This formative assessment is based on alouis sachar the, SidewaysWayside School Series by Louis Sachar Goodreads Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar RatingsReviews published editions There was a terrible mistake Wayside School was More Want to Read Shelving menu Shelve Sideways Stories from Wayside School Want to Read Currently Reading Read Add New Shelf Done Shelving menu Want to Read Currently Reading Read Add New Shelf RateSideways Stories From Wayside School Wayside School was accidentally built sideways It was supposed to be only one story high, with thirty classrooms all in a row Instead it is thirty stories high, with one classroom on each story The builder said he was very sorry

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  1. Chris Chris says:

    If you want to see exactly what rests at the center of someone’s soul, don’t bother reading a 200-page biography on them; ask them what was the first book ever to make an impression on them that lasted into their adulthood. For some it might be some garbage about a brat named Ramona and her ginger-kid friends, and these people embrace a passion for whimsy and camaraderie. Others have a deep-rooted sense of ‘self’ from cherishing the trails and tribulations of some chick named Margaret menstruating and masturbating. Those who would grow up to be truly unexceptional enjoyed those 10-page “Mr. Man” books (mr happy, mr bump, mr greedy) which always delivered some pointless life lesson about sharing, caring, or other similar nonsense. And then there are those who were destined to be influenced by the outrageous, ridiculous, and sublime, and their rallying point is the fantastic cast of Wayside School.

    I’m sure each character has their own loyal following of obedient acolytes who have championed their cause and tried emulating their idol throughout their life; most would probably be fond of Todd, the luckless but genuinely lovable rapscallion who is dismissed from class for his antics every day, the art-f@g crowd related to Bebe Gunn, the dreamers prefer Sharie , the ambitious geeks decry the greatness of Myron, the optimists swear DJ had the right attitude while the misanthropes defer to Kathy’s wisdom, and the goofballs and flucktards of the world were torn between Stephen and Jenny. The people supporting anyone else are usually living in their parents’ basement currently and getting geeked on paint thinner or spending their time volunteering for charitable causes or running for public office. But there is the unsung hero that none can forget, easily the linchpin of the story and the single most inspiring, enigmatic, and culturally relevant character ever introduced in ANY book; Sammy. That’s right, Sammy; the grimy, filthy, stinking, and baffling dead rat that tries infiltrating Mrs. Jewls class while posing as a student and wearing multiple raincoats that reek of decay and alley-trash. He trash talks the entire class, he befouls their atmosphere with his pungent stench, and threatens to bite the teachers head off for discarding his ‘good clothes’ as she throws raincoat after raincoat out the window. Sammy stands proud in the midst of his admonishment, laughing at those who think he might actually give a damn about their concerns or opinions, and is ultimately banished to the basement to live with the other dead rats; presumably where they hatch their nefarious plans to somehow attend class. Are they doing it just to cause a commotion? Are the legitimately interested in garnering some education? Could this be their own rite of passage in their social circles? Sammy’s puzzling nature keeps us guessing, pondering these questions without conclusion.

    Compared to the iconic students attending Wayside, the kids at Hogwarts don’t compare, Ramona and her ilk look flimsy and pathetic, and the Choose Your Own Adventure books seem predictable and without shock compared to the zany irreverence displayed in these Sideways Stories.

  2. Sarah Sarah says:

    This is the only chapter book I've read to my class this year that has caused them to demand more chapters, beg for a quick chapter here and there throughout the day and I've even had to re-read several chapters to them. There is just something about absurdity mixed with keen observations of school days reality that gets kids every time.

  3. unknown unknown says:

    There is no 19th story.

  4. Catie Catie says:

    We pulled this unassuming little book out of my husband’s childhood bookshelf over Thanksgiving break (my in-laws seriously never get rid of anything) and we had absolutely no idea what kind of wonderful craziness lay waiting for us inside. We had been reading The Phantom Tollbooth…but I kind of sort of accidentally/on purpose left it at home.

    Listen, I’m not saying The Phantom Tollbooth isn’t a brilliant book…with the wit and the puns and the wit and the plays on perspective and the…wit…and the…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Seriously, there’s a point where you just want to throw up your hands and scream, “oh my god Norton Juster, not everything in this world has to MEAN SOMETHING!!!”

    Enter Sideways Stories From Wayside School. Wayside School was accidentally built thirty stories high. It’s a place where students get transformed into apples, where they’re encouraged to sleep through class, where that new kid in a stinky raincoat is much more insidious than he outwardly appears. It’s a place where people flavored ice-cream is made and enjoyed (except the Kathy flavored one – that curmudgeon will never change), where no substitute teacher is ever to be trusted, and where “you don’t need a reason to be happy.”

    It’s a place of absurd humor that never speaks down to the intelligence of a child. It’s a place that made both of my daughters (and myself) completely engaged in story time. I think I enjoyed reading these out loud just as much as they enjoyed hearing them. It’s a place that almost never has to mean anything at all, but that occasionally does in surprisingly brilliant ways.

    This is the one and only book that my daughter has begged and pleaded to take to bed with her so she could keep reading it. We gave her the sequels for Christmas and she immediately pulled one out and wanted to read it right away. (It ended up being the third one, but it almost made more sense to read these out of order.) Life has pretty much been kicking my ass lately, and reading these stories out loud to my girls at night has been the best stress reliever. It’s not every author who will challenge one to attempt a “French donkey with tonsillitis” voice. But of course I had to try.

  5. Calista Calista says:

    There is no 19th story.

    I have been told by many who love this series and I've talked to people who love this book and read it as a kid. I think there is something to reading this as a child that an adult misses because it was an okay story, but it didn't do a whole lot for me. It had whimsy, but it didn't land for me.

    A long school was turned on it's side and all the classrooms are stacked on top of each other like a high rise. So all the rules are different here and what is up is down and so forth. Our story takes place on the classroom on the 30th floor. Each chapter is about one of the kids in the classroom or a teacher. It's cute how it's set up. Louis has some great imagination for this book. I am a fan of Roald Dahl, but this, I can leave. I won't be reading on with this series.

    I would totally recommend this to a middle grade reader interested in something new. I think my Nephew, especially would enjoy this. It simply wasn't written for me. Maybe I would have loved it as a child, I don't know. I appreciate the fun Louis brought to the story and it's well written.

  6. Christy Christy says:

    I had the urge to re-read these books again. My teacher read this book series out loud to us in Elementary school and it is one of my fondest memories. I was so in love with the book that I had to make sure I purchased my own copy at the book fair. After rereading it for the first time since then, I can completely see why kids would love this. It's fun, strange, and silly all in one.

  7. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I remember loving this book at some point during my childhood. Re-reading it as an adult confirms that I was a very strange child. What an awesomely weird book! Teachers turning into apples and being eaten by recess monitors! Dead rats in raincoats passing as ornery new students!

    One particularly bizarre, hilarious passage:

    In Mrs. Jewls' class there were three children named Eric: Eric Fry, Eric Bacon, and Eric Ovens. They were known throughout the school for being fat. Eric Fry sat at this end of the room. Eric Bacon sat in the middle of the room. And Eric Ovens sat at that end of the room. There was a joke around Wayside that if all three Erics were even in the same end of the room at the same time, the whole school would tip over.

    Eric Bacon hated jokes like that. That was not surprising. After all, he wasn't even fat. In fact, he was the skinniest kid in Mrs. Jewl's class. But nobody seemed to notice. The other two Erics were fat, and so everyone just thought that all Erics were fat.

    'But I'm not fat!' Eric Bacon insisted.

    'What's your name?' asked Jason.

    'Eric, said Eric Bacon.

    'Then you're fat,' Jason concluded.

    Another favorite:

    Dameon had hazel eyes with a little black dot in the middle of each of them. The dots were called pupils. So was Dameon. He was a pupil in Mrs. Jewl's class.

  8. Elinor Elinor says:

    In this children’s novel, Louis Sachar tells thirty stories about kids in the highest class of a 30-story school.

    I heard lots of good reviews of Louis Sachar works and bought this one to offer some friends’ children. This is not my usual genre, and I am unable to determine the target demo (10y olds?) but I must say story 28 had me laughing out loud! I found it difficult to get up and running with this one, then finally finished it at lightning speed, and enjoying it more than the first half!

    It’s wonky and funky like the school itself. Each chapter is a short story relating to one of Mrs Jewls pupils. The stories are sad, funny, silly, sometimes out of this world - and I guess that’s what makes this book fun. I shall be passing it on to my friends’ kids for their enjoyment. I am desperate for their feedback to rate this properly.

  9. Julie Julie says:

    My 7 & 10 year old daughters laughed heartily throughout much of this read, but I think I missed the window. The humor didn't quite make it to my thirtieth story.

    No offense to Louis Sachar, but I just kept thinking. . . when is it going to turn into a Roald Dahl novel?

    It never did.

  10. Marie Marie says:

    These wacky absurd stories which may seem irreverent and sometimes mean-spirited to adults really seem to resonate with children. These stories were immediately attention grabbing for my kids and left them begging for more. The humor makes sense to the kids and they enjoyed the absolute absurdity and upside-down-ness of this school and it’s rules.

    Wayside school was accidentally built 30 stories high and is leaning. Each chapter tells the reader about one student in the 30th story classroom. Their old teacher, Mrs. Gorf, used to turn the children into apples, but she got turned into an apple herself and now they have a new teacher, Mrs. Jewls. Mrs. Jewl whispers to one of the students that “children are really smarter than their teachers,” a fact that was already known to the students. One student can only read upside down and is told he must learn to stand on his head. Another student arranges to sell her “useless” toes to the yard teacher, however, when she is not getting the full price she originally bargained for, the deal is off. When the children laugh, the walls laugh with them and turn purple.

    The author, Louis Sachar, has written himself into this book as the yard teacher whom the children see at recess. He features in nearly every chapter, and takes part in the absurdity of the Wayside School practices. This was a fun easy read that was very engaging for my children. The best part of the book, is that within each wacky weird story is a real nugget of truth, something both adults and kids can very much connect with.

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