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Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger

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From the author of bestselling Holes - over half a million copies have been sold in the UK alone Familiar characters, hilarious stories, and typical Louis Sachar 'twist-in-the-tale' plots make this series a new favourite for 7 to 9 year olds Books that will have enormous appeal to all children with a love of the absurd and the unusual and with fervent imaginations

About the Author

Louis Sachar is the author of the international bestseller and award-winning Holes, now a feature film. All of Louis's books for children have been published in the UK by Bloomsbury. These also include Small Steps, Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Greenlake, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Pig City, Someday Angeline, and the Marvin Redpost series and the Wayside School books. Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter and two dogs.


Revolving around the substitute teachers that the students of this zany school must endure, the 30 stories here will delight devotees of the Wayside School; according to PW, Sachar's supply of plot twists and plays on words are "inexhaustible." Ages 8-12. (Feb.)

Praise for Louis Sachar: 'One of the few masters of American fiction' Independent on Sunday Praise for 'Holes': 'Magic and hard realism come crashing together. This is an extraordinary and unconventional novel' Observer 'An exceptionally good novel' Sunday Times Praise for 'Sideways Stories from Wayside School': 'Thirty clever, fast-moving stories that describe the bizarre events at Wayside School ... each story is refreshingly different' Guardian

Gr 3-6-It took 243 days to get rid of all the cows and now the world's wackiest school is open again. That may explain the coffee pots, potatoes, and pencil sharpeners flying out of the windows of Mrs. Drazil's class. Or the dogs, cats and skunks causing an uproar on the thirtieth floor. By Louis Sachar. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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