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Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger (Wayside School #3)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  10,712 ratings  ·  309 reviews
Thirty stories for 30-story tall school. Teacher Mrs Jewls is having a baby. Kids choose names, Cootie Face for girl and Bucket Head for boy. First substitute teacher is Mr Gorf, not married to terrible Mrs Gorf. He has three nostrils. The kids are not telling why. Next is Mrs Drazil who never forgets missed homework, even from yard teacher Louis, 15 years before.
Paperback, Avon Camelot, 168 pages
Published February 1996 by Avon Books (first published April 27th 1995)
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Jenny
I remember getting my copy of Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger from the Scholastic Book Club and getting really excited because the cover glowed in the dark! But this isn’t the same cover. In this book, we get to learn more about Louis the Yard Teacher such as how his mean teacher tormented him and he even gets a little love story. A cute scene is when the kids are giving Louis advice about how to win a women over like telling her she’s got eyes like the moon or bringing her candy and flowe...more
Ceecee
Weird, illogical, goofy and crazy, Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger is hilarious . It's just the kind of book which tickles my funny bone because it's just so, well, strange .

Your school consists of 30 stories, each story with only one classroom, and the elevator only goes up but never down. Wait, don't forget that there's no nineteenth floor but you could swear you can hear cows from there.. Your dentist is a hypnotist, and your substitute teacher has 3 nostrils. God, I just loved the cr...more
T.J.
From the moment you hear Mr. Gorf (whose voice is described as a braying donkey's with a French accent) say, "Mrs. Gorf was my mommy..." You know this book's gonna be horrifically AWESOME.

Continuing the awesomeness where the previous two books left off, the Waysiders are back, post-cow, and are ready for more craziness. Another great read, and hilarious to boot. There is an extraordinarily evil substitute with a third, psychic ear, and our usual visit to Miss Zarves on the Nineteenth Floor.

Um, I...more
Makayla Rehbein
Here is my book I'm going to tell you about it is called Wayside school gets a little stranger. It's about a school that has to shut down for awhile to have repairs done on it. Some of the children would come by and look at the sign that was hang up on the door then they would just walk away from it. Louis the janitor would watch the kids come and go then he would get back to work on the school. When ever the school finally closed for awhile the children were sent to other school for awhile tell...more
martha
[2005 review.] Another book I loved from childhood but didn't remember much about. It's aged a bit younger than some of his other stuff -- Holes and There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom. It's so meta and postmodern -- he writes himself into the book as a character! And this is totally a gateway drug for surreal, silly literature.
Meredith
I love this book, but I find myself missing Mrs. Jewls while reading it. Still, the chapter about pets is one of the funniest things ever, and it's always good to hear more about Louis. Not my favorite Wayside School book, but that's like saying it's not my favorite kind of candy. It's still delicious, even if I like the others better.
Julie Decker
If you've read the previous two Wayside School books, you know this school is a mess: weird things plague it all the time, and its classrooms are built on top of each other instead of side by side. This one is indeed zanier than the previous ones, believe it or not; the off-the-wall teachers and quirky students are their usual selves, but more completely impossible things happen in this one than ever before (like, say, children getting their voices stolen because they're stuck up someone's nose)...more
Shannon Porter
This series was one of those that I loved growing up. They are very weird and quirky, but that is what makes them so enjoyable. They are books that make you stop and think, but not in an intense way. The books are full of things that just don't make since, but that is what grabs your attention. These books could be enough to get any to pay attention.
This book begins with Wayside School finally reopening. As the book continues weird things continue to happening in a very unordinary school. You wi...more
Jessica
Now the kids are back after the school has been closed for 242 days to get rid of the cows and the fun begins again on every floor. This is the third book in three book series of Wayside School and it has the most funny and wacky stories yet! One chapter is about Miss Much who has prepared a Day on the 30th floor--with dogs and cats and frogs and skunks and pigs, and an orange named Fido causing a terrible commotion. In Mrs. Drazil's class, they're throwing a coffeepot, a sack of potatoes, a pen...more
Ais Eddy
Here's my advice- Great Book. It has great, funny stuff - including a goosack!
Anna
Very funny, but it's very non realistic.
William Hiser
Children’s Humorous Realistic Fiction
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, written by Louis Sachar, is a 150 page children’s humorous realistic fiction book published by Harper Trophy in 1995. It was written for grades 4 – 6, ages 8-11. This hysterical book, which is the third in a series about the Wayside school, is the story about the unusual substitute teachers’ that cover for Mrs. Jewl while she is on maternity leave. Zany events happen to students and teachers a like, as they get through a...more
Brad
Unlike the other two Wayside School books, I never read this one as a youth. Three big things differentiate this book from the others in the series:
(1) This third book introduces a slew of new characters when, for the most part, the Wayside School series has stuck to the same group of characters. (The second book made very few introductions to new characters: the school principal, a new student named Benjamin Nushmutt and the reality behind Miss Zarves and the class on the nineteenth floor.)
(2)...more
Jeff Derappers
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Kirsten
Wacky. Only in a kid's book. Some of the chapters are confusing but funny. Ms. Jewls takes maternity leave early because her doctor doesn't want her to climb the 30 flights to the classroom. The kids have a series of very odd substitutes including a teacher who steals their voices with his nose, a nice teacher who keeps two notebooks with a list of students who still haven't done their homework and chases after them years later, and a teacher with three ears who can hear what people think and tr...more
Yael
I will admit that while I have read and enjoyed excerpts from this series of books, I have not actually read an entire book. BUT, my previously-reluctant 9 year-old reader just refused to turn off his light and go to bed because "this book is so good!!!!!" AND he's read the first two in the series, AND is already planning to look for more! The boy who until recently had to be bribed to read at all reads these books at any opportunity: waiting for the carpool, in the car to and from school, durin...more
Katelyn Lopez

The Wayside School series book were my absolute favorite chapter books when I was in elementary school. I read all three books numerous times and my third grade teacher would always read them to us after recess. “Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger” is the third book in the series and is my favorite one. The series is about a school that is 30 levels high. Each level has its own little craziness and the kids at this school are always coming across new occurrences. In this book, the children re...more
Afiqah
Sangat kelakar dan sangat kelakar. Watak sangat banyak dan kadang-kadang aku jadi pening sebab semua student dia sangat bodoh. Watak-watak cikgu ganti kelas tingkat 30 tersangatlah menarik. Memang cerita di luar kotak.
Cuma bab-bab yang awal, cerita dia berlainan every bab. Tak ada kesinambungan. Tapi bila dah baca tengah-tengah dan sampai habis, memang tak rugi beli. Dan mungkin aku akan dapatkan dua lagi siri cerita ni. Thumbs up! (:

*btw blurb belakang buku tak ada kena-mengena dengan cerita ka...more
Michelle
Genuinely funny and sweet! I liked this better than the second book in the Wayside series. Maybe I just needed things to get even stranger at Wayside. Or maybe I just liked less focus on each individual kid?

Pet Day was genius, and Mr. Gorf, OMG. You don't know how hard I laughed at "Mrs. Gorf was my mommy." I lost it.
Katelyn Lopez
The Wayside School series book were my absolute favorite when I was in elementary school. I read all three books numerous times and my third grade teacher would always read them to us after recess. “Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger” is the third book in the series and is my favorite one. The series is about a school that is 30 levels high. Each level has its own little craziness and the kids at this school are always coming across new occurrences. In this book, the children return to Waysid...more
Marelly Gongora
Im a sixth grader and i remember in fourth grade reading this book and loving it.It became one of my favorite books when i was in elementary school because it was goofy,hilarious,and strange.I thought it was awesome and my favorite author was Louis Sachar so i liked almost all his books but, now im more into books like The Giver or Messenger by Lois Lowry.
Resti  Triyuliandha
Everybody in Mrs. Jewels's class thought she was a nice teacher. They were wrong. There is no such thing as a nice teacher. If you think you have a nice teacher, then you are wrong too. Inside every nice teacher there is a mean an rotten teacher bursting to get out. The nicer the teacher is on the outside, the meaner the teacher inside.
Isdlions
Wayside school is a hilarious book, it is full of funny adventures for exampe a teacher has 3 ears and she reads peoples minds with her third ear and makes them feel bad about themself. It was fun reading this book!

We would rate this book with 5 stars, we hope many people read it because it has so many funny words and it is full of enthousiasm.

We recomend this book.


- Julia and Ilinca

we give this book 5 stars because it is very creative and it has many funny facts like a girl with 3 ears and read...more
Dana
A little disappointing after the first two. It’s still clever and fun, but it loses a lot of the charm of the first books. In the third installment, Mrs. Jewls goes on maternity leave, and the students on the thirtieth floor are subjected to a slew of wacky, kind of awful substitutes. Right off the bat, I found myself missing Mrs. Jewls. Similarly, the focus seems to move to the substitutes and off the children, making me miss Rondi and Allison and Deedee, etc. as well. Some of the stories move...more
Teresa
I didn't actually read this book. We have listened to it on tape over and over again on our family road trips. It is read by Louis Sachar and one of my most favorite family read aloud books of all time! If you are going on a family road trip this summer, try to find the audio...you won't be disappointed!
Swankivy
The various "Sideways Stories" are a special kind of ridiculous. Some authors try really hard to be funny and end up throwing a lot of fart jokes and booger references in, thinking that will get the laughs, but there aren't many authors out there who actually understand that great mix of gross-out, absurd, and layered humor that really grabs children. The "Sideways Stories" are generally centered around really silly things that happen to students and teachers in a very weird school, and the situ...more
Nina
I think I enjoyed this Wayside School book the best. The first chapter was by far the best thing I ever read aloud to my children. For years, I've quoted to my oldest the punch line that "Todd went to his school." But now the joke will continue for years with my youngest. A wonderful end to the series.
Stacy
Wayside School is a series of different books and stories about this school that was built on accident, 13 stories high, with 1 class room on each floor. In this saga, Wayside school is re-opened after all the cows were moved out of the school, and the remodel. Each chapter is about a different class on a different floor and what they are doing that day. I really enjoyed this book. ! It is very appropriate for the given age group and its funny! Nothing can really beat funny for a kid, and it mak...more
Tristin
I like this book because it talks about how students and teachers get stranger. one example is on page 1-20 all students get a summer vacation and the teachers ger 3 ears on both side and one on their head.
Example3 2, is that the counslors name is Mr. Pickle, he helps you with your problems, he's a great teacher, My mom would like this book beacuse it talk about how teachers teach their students to have fun and also learn in school, they talk about funny things..
One challenge that was in this bo...more
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Louis Sachar (pronounced Sacker), born March 20, 1954, is an American author of children's books.

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