Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Sideways Stories from Wayside School There was a terrible mistake Wayside School was built with one classroom on top of another thirty stories high The builder said he was sorry Maybe that s why all kinds of funny things happened at Way

There was a terrible mistake Wayside School was built with one classroom on top of another, thirty stories high The builder said he was sorry Maybe that s why all kinds of funny things happened at Wayside especially on the thirteenth floor.

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Sideways Stories from Wayside School

  1. Louis Sachar pronounced Sacker , born March 20, 1954, is an American author of children s books.

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  1. 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 an [...]

  2. 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. 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 zzz [...]

  4. 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 roo [...]

  5. 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 [...]

  6. 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 [...]

  7. This is a script for a play, not a book It s a super cute fantasy story happening in a school where very strange things happen For kids ages 8 11 Enjoy

  8. My fourth grade homeroom teacher read this to our class, only she substituted names of the students and teachers in the book with the names of the students in our class I was Leslie how I remember that, I have no idea and the other teachers in our grade Hilarity ensued, I assure you A lot of my elementary school teachers liked reading to their homeroom classes during downtime, and I always loved it This book stands out as one of my all time favourite read to me books, probably because of my teac [...]

  9. January 20, Chapter 1I think Mrs.Gorf is a really mean teacher, because she turned her students into an apple, when they did nothing wrong.January 27 , Chapter 2Mrs Jewls is a kind teacher, she thinks that her students are terribly cute And she plans to give them a banana, because she thought that they look like a monkey.February 3, Chapter 3Joe is a boy who can t count properly.I think it s funny when he can only count backwards, but will still get the correct answer when Mr s Jewls ask him que [...]

  10. Louis Sachar was unwittingly my primer for my love of absurdist and magical realism literature In my 5th grade English class, we read this book and I remember there was nothing we were collectively excited about except maybe that mock presidential campaign where Michael Dukakis won by a landslide in the halls of George Washington Carver Anson Jones Elementary, if nowhere else in the country Our enthusiasm for the wacky capers of the students and the yard teacher inspired a class project where a [...]

  11. This isn t a review of Louis Sachar s Sideways Stories from Wayside School.What this is the mysterious set of events that surrounded a particular copy of this book that I found in a little neighbourhood library in Balti Or rather, a particular copy of this book that found me.It happened innocently enough I was picking out books that other libraries in the system needed from my branch A daily task A mundane work day I reached out to pick out Marley Marley Learns a Lesson, when another book tumble [...]

  12. Upon the recommendation of an enthusiastic 3rd grader in my grandson s class, I checked out his most favorite book from this year Sideways Stories From Wayside School Two other kids concurred so that was enough for me to finally read what was also a favorite of several students I had as an elementary librarian So away I went with a copy from their library.Surprisingly, I have mixed feelings for this book that the kids find so hilarious It s a different kind of humor that is just wacky, irreveren [...]

  13. I picked up this book again because I was reminded of it while reading Catch 22 Sideways stories was one of my favorite books growing up as a kid and I think it set me up to enjoy Catch 22 as well Sideways Stories is eccentrically funny, but also surprisingly deep in symbolism and metaphor The premise of the book is a school built sideways that is 30 stories high instead of 30 classrooms longs There are 30 chapters and each chapter is about a certain character Some of these chapters are just pla [...]

  14. HOLY CRAP THIS BOOK IS SO GREAT.unbelievably great it cracks me up regulary take a train, peanut brain being one of my favorite lines children s books are fantastic bedtime readings they are usually short, relatively simple, and in the case of the whole wayside collection ridiculously entertaining and clever i fear the day this becomes a film unless my college roommate writes and directs it because all of the kids are such unique and well developed characters, it has to be incredibly accurate ac [...]

  15. This is absolutely the most perfect book I have ever read for this age group Brilliant, hysterical, and seemingly simplistic, the book is anything but I was shocked re reading it as an adult how stunningly original all the small stories that make up this book are If you haven t read it since you were young, I INSIST you pick it up again The best in the bunch icecream flavored like kids and the invisible note for the invisible teacher on the invisible floor.

  16. Sachar captures how arbitrary and pointless and incomprehensible school can be But somehow, he makes it funny and touching instead of confusing and frustrating and awful like it is in real life.

  17. I was only half way interested in reading this book out loud to my son, who received it as an end of year gift from his second grade teacher I expected it to be kind of dumb because I knew it was meant to be funny , and my idea of funny doesn t always overlap with a seven year old s But we tried it for lack of other reading material at hand, and it turned out I was captivated by the oddness of it The stories, 30 of them, to match the 30 stories of Wayside School which was accidentally built side [...]

  18. This is the book that taught me that humor doesn t always have to follow the rules The absurdism absolutely flavored all my daydreams from then on All in all, it s actually a painfully short book and it s so weird that it makes one s brian stumble a bit at places I guess that s what s great about it.

  19. I m rereading this for the first time since elementary school, and I gotta say, I m really blown away by the sheer absurdity of it It reminds me of James Marshall s George and Martha stories absurd, but lovely in that they never apologize for being absurd or wink at you from beneath the absurdity It s just absurd all the way down, sincerely and deeply absurd I imagine after you graduate from George and Martha, you move on to Wayside, and from there you re ready for Beckett and Camus.

  20. Here s to another series I LOVED as a kid.I checked the audiobook out of the library a couple of years ago for Eleanor, but she was NOT interested A couple months ago, I tried again and she gave it a shot She loved it.Shortly after, I checked this out to read to all three girls Man, I can t believe how good they still are My shelf tells me that the last time I read this was back in 2005 I could read this one every year.As I ve mentioned before, these kid reviews seriously inflate my average revi [...]

  21. My kids and I just finished reading this book aloud one story a night The humorous stories and ridiculous situations entertained all three kids aged 4 through 8 and I found myself laughing aloud with them ad the adventures of the kids on the 30th story.CharactersEach story focuses primarily on a different character so trying to lump all of the characters together into a single review category is difficult The two character persistent throughout the book, Mrs Jewls and Louis, are interesting in t [...]

  22. The only thing I remembered about this book from the long, long ago when I read it was that I really liked it I just bought it and the two sequels for my niece, and had to check it out again before passing it on to her I m glad I read it again as it gave me a nice jaunt down memory lane I never read the sequels, and am not going to read them now due to having so much other stuff to read, but I m sure she ll like them.Right off the bat in chapter one we have an evil bitch of a teacher named Mrs G [...]

  23. Sideways Stories From Wayside School is an amusing and extremely interesting book This book starts off catching your attention childishly and just keeps going on from there Sideways Stories From Wayside School is about a school that has been built sideways that carries a bunch of weird interesting stories within Also it is about the students on the 13th story They turned their first teacher into an apple so who knows what is to come of the next teachers In each chapter a new student is described [...]

  24. I started reading this book with our girls this summer, but we never really got into it and it got set aside for months We started again in earnest and read a few stories each night I m not really sure what to say about this book It s entertaining, but very bizarre There were so many places in this book that I just had to shake my head or shrug and say hmmm to our girls The format is novel and the characters are interesting, but very one dimensional We had a few chuckles reading this book, but o [...]

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