Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Sideways Stories from Wayside School A Crazy Mixed Up SchoolThere D Been A Terrible Mistake Wayside School Was Supposed To Be Built With Thirty Classrooms All Next To Each Other In A Row Instead, They Built The Classrooms One On Top Of The Other Thirty Stories Tal The Builder Said He Was Very Sorry That May Be Why All Kinds Of Funny Things Happen At Wayside School Especially On The Thirtieth 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 Mixed Up School That Came Out Sideways But You Ll Never Guess The Truth About Sammy, The New Kid Or What S Inside For Wayside School On Halloween

Louis Sachar pronounced Sacker , born March 20, 1954, is an American author of children s books.Louis was born in East Meadow, New York, in 1954 When he was nine, he moved to Tustin, California He went to college at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated in 1976, as an economics major The next year, he wrote his first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School He was working

[Epub] ❦ Sideways Stories from Wayside School  ➜ Louis Sachar –
  • Paperback
  • 124 pages
  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School
  • Louis Sachar
  • English
  • 13 September 2019
  • 9780380698714

10 thoughts on “Sideways Stories from Wayside School

  1. 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. says:

    This is the only chapter book I ve read to my class this year that has caused them to demand 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. says:

    There is no 19th story.

  4. 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 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 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. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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 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.For discussion questions, please see

  9. says:

    Oh Louis Sachar you are such a gifted children s writer I ve loved all of your books from the social injustice of Holes to the touching There s a Boy in the Girls Bathroom But the Wayside School books will always have a special place in my heart as the funniest and goofiest Sachar uses a lot of puns, wordplay, and zany situations and that s probably why as an adult my most favorite type of humor is irony with a little bit of absurdity Here is a taste Dana had four beautiful eyes She wore glasses But her eyes were so beautiful that the glasses only made her prettier With two eyes she was pretty With four eyes she was beautiful With six eyes she would have been even beautiful And if she had a hundred eyes, why, she would have been the most beautiful creature in the world 51.He shows such insight into the logic of children and you see this motley cast of characters evoking recess justice, showing Eric discrimination, being selfish or disrespectful, or being kind Todd is one of my favorites because he s such a nice kid but has bad luck and always has to go home early on the kindergarten bus I wish I knew kids like these, even Kathy who tastes a little bit like old bologna or Sammy who is actually a dead rat.Before you read any of the other Wayside School books, it s essential you read this collection because you are introduced to each and every kid in class and you also learn how Mrs Jewels becomes their beloved teacher And apparently Louis the Yard Teacher is indeed Louis Sachar so Sachar has a red face and mustache of many colors and gets punched in the stomach a lot I also learned that When two plus two doesn t equal four, anything can happen 120 I bet this was a 1984 reference that I did not get when I was nine If you don t enjoy this book, you can take a train, peanut brain.

  10. says:

    This was my reaction when I realized that I have not forgotten to pack this book for my Mumbai trip And this was my expression throughout the period when I was reading the book.I had so many expectations from it and maybe that led to the epic fall I so wanted to like it I wanted another Wimpy Kid in my kitty on which I can fall back on whenever I need But this is no Wimpy Kid, oh hell, it sucks as intensely as the Fudge kid in Fudge a mania.Here are some drudgery tales served on a please like me i am so cute plot and it sucks right from the word GO Don t waste your time with this when you have much better stuff lying out there And now a note for Louis SacharI already have Holes and Small Steps waiting in my shelf If they suck as much as this one, I am sure going to cut your bald head.

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