Sideways Stories from Wayside School (rack) (Paperback)

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By Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator)
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One of Matt's 5 Favorite Children's Books

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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.

Praise For…


“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.”
— Brightly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780380731480
ISBN-10: 0380731487
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: June 1st, 1998
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Wayside School