Louis Sachar





Louis Sachar


Born
in East Meadow, New York, The United States
March 20, 1954

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


Average rating: 3.94 · 844,835 ratings · 22,466 reviews · 46 distinct works · Similar authors
Holes (Holes, #1)

3.92 avg rating — 658,852 ratings — published 1998 — 117 editions
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Sideways Stories from Waysi...

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4.13 avg rating — 71,397 ratings — published 1978 — 29 editions
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Wayside School Is Falling D...

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4.16 avg rating — 40,933 ratings — published 1989 — 25 editions
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Wayside School Gets A Littl...

4.18 avg rating — 14,583 ratings — published 1995 — 19 editions
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There's a Boy in the Girls'...

3.92 avg rating — 12,384 ratings — published 1987 — 41 editions
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Small Steps (Holes, #2)

3.67 avg rating — 11,514 ratings — published 2006 — 39 editions
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The Cardturner: A Novel abo...

3.79 avg rating — 6,899 ratings — published 2010 — 28 editions
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Sideways Arithmetic from Wa...

3.84 avg rating — 3,327 ratings — published 1989 — 10 editions
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Sixth Grade Secrets

3.95 avg rating — 2,452 ratings — published 1987 — 11 editions
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Fuzzy Mud

3.76 avg rating — 2,160 ratings — published 2015 — 19 editions
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Holes Small Steps
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“If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs,
"The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies."
While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely,
Crying to the moo-oo-oon,
"If only, If only.”
Louis Sachar, Holes

“I'm not saying it's going to be easy. Nothing in life is easy. But that's no reason to give up. You'll be surprised what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it. After all, you only have one life, so you should try to make the most of it.”
Louis Sachar

“You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy.”
Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories from Wayside School

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