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Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Written by Louis Sachar & illustrated by Adam McCauley
Book #1 in the Wayside School Series
Published by HarperCollins
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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.

What Kind of Book is Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Themes:
teachers
school
Categories:
funny and humorous
Genres:
fiction

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Pick up this book and laugh all the way through! It’s silly, it’s fun, and it’s utterly bizarre. Perfect for second through fourth grade readers, it will be a quick read that is hard to put down.

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Who Wrote Sideways Stories from Wayside School

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Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Holes, which won the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Christopher Award, as well as Stanley Yelnats’ Survival to Camp Green Lake; Small Steps, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award; and The Cardturner, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award recipient, and an ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book. His books for younger readers include There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series, among many others.

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Who Illustrated Sideways Stories from Wayside School

illustrator
Adam McCauley

Adam McCauley enjoys illustrating, playing music, and making things. His illustrations have appeared in magazines, publications and campaigns worldwide. He works out of his studio in the sunny Mission district in San Francisco.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780688160869
Publication Date:
May 26, 1998
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
97039420
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
37966231
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0688160867
Lexile:
530L
Accelerated Reader Points:
3.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
5243
ATOS Book Level:
3.3
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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