Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780688160869, 128pp.
Publication Date: May 26, 1998
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.
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 nine million readers have laughed at the wacky stories of Wayside School. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Wayside School!
About the Author
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 Sideways Stories from Wayside School…
— 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.”