Louis Sachar





Louis Sachar

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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


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



Average rating: 3.93 · 628,029 ratings · 17,908 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
Holes (Holes, #1)
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 485,364 ratings — published 1998 — 103 editions
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Sideways Stories From Waysi...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 56,659 ratings — published 1978 — 25 editions
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Wayside School Is Falling D...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 32,644 ratings — published 1989 — 23 editions
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Wayside School Gets A Littl...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 10,620 ratings — published 1995 — 19 editions
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Small Steps (Holes, #2)
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 9,104 ratings — published 2006 — 37 editions
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There's a Boy in the Girls'...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 9,428 ratings — published 1987 — 39 editions
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The Cardturner: A Novel abo...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 5,313 ratings — published 2010 — 28 editions
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Sideways Arithmetic From Wa...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 2,760 ratings — published 1989 — 10 editions
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Sixth Grade Secrets
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,974 ratings — published 1987 — 11 editions
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Wayside School Boxed Set (W...
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 1,375 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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Holes Small Steps
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“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

“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

“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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