Louis Sachar





Louis Sachar


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

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Margaret Atwood, E.L. Doctorow, Richard Price, J.D. Salinger, Kurt Von ...more


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


Average rating: 3.95 · 935,558 ratings · 24,819 reviews · 53 distinct works · Similar authors
Holes (Holes, #1)

3.93 avg rating — 730,919 ratings — published 1998 — 129 editions
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Sideways Stories from Waysi...

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4.14 avg rating — 76,006 ratings — published 1978 — 33 editions
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Wayside School Is Falling D...

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4.17 avg rating — 44,892 ratings — published 1989 — 28 editions
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Wayside School Gets A Littl...

4.18 avg rating — 15,992 ratings — published 1995 — 21 editions
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There's a Boy in the Girls'...

3.94 avg rating — 14,122 ratings — published 1987 — 42 editions
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Small Steps (Holes, #2)

3.68 avg rating — 12,578 ratings — published 2006 — 43 editions
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The Cardturner: A Novel abo...

3.80 avg rating — 7,531 ratings — published 2010 — 28 editions
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Sideways Arithmetic from Wa...

3.86 avg rating — 3,552 ratings — published 1989 — 10 editions
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Fuzzy Mud

3.79 avg rating — 3,520 ratings — published 2015 — 26 editions
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Sixth Grade Secrets

3.96 avg rating — 2,625 ratings — published 1987 — 11 editions
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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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