Sideways Stories from Wayside School
There was a terrible mistake - Wayside School was built with one classroom on top of another, thirty stories high (The builder said he was sorry.) Maybe that's why all kinds of funny things happened at Wayside-especially on the thirteenth floor.
Listen, I’m not saying The Phantom Tollbooth isn’t a brilliant book…with the wit and the puns and the wit and the plays on perspective and the…wit…and the… ...more
One particularly bizarre, hilarious passage:
"In Mrs. Jewls' class there were three children named Eric: Eric Fry, Eric Bacon, and Eric Ovens. They were known throughout the school for being fat. Eric Fry sat at this end ...more
No offense to Louis Sachar, but I just kept thinking. . . when is it going to turn into a Roald Dahl novel?
It never did.
Wayside school was accidentally built 30 stories high and is leaning. Each chapter tells the reader about one student in the 30th story classroom. ...more
“Dana had four beautiful eyes. She ...more
And this was my expression throughout the period when I was reading the book.
I had so many expectations from it and maybe that led to the epic fall. I so wanted to like it. I wanted another Wimpy Kid in my kitty on which I can fall back on whenever I need.
But this is no Wimpy Kid, oh hell, it sucks as intensely as the Fudge kid in Fudge-a-mania.
Here are some drudgery tales served on a ...more
This isn't a review of Louis Sachar's Sideways Stories from Wayside School.What this is the mysterious set of events that surrounded a particular copy of this book that I found in a little neighbourhood library in Baltimore. Or rather, a particular copy of this book that found me.
It happened innocently enough. I was picking out books that other libraries in the system needed from my branch. A daily task. A mundane work day. I reached out to pick out Marley: Marley Learns a Lesson, when another ...more
A lot of my elementary school teachers liked reading to their homeroom classes during downtime, and I always loved it. This book stands out as one of my all-time favourite read-to-me-books, probably because of ...more
I think Mrs.Gorf is a really mean teacher, because she turned her students into an apple, when they did nothing wrong.
January 27 , Chapter 2
Mrs. Jewls is a kind teacher, she thinks that her students are terribly cute. And she plans to give them a banana, because she thought that they look like a monkey.
February 3, Chapter 3
Joe is a boy who can't count properly.I think it's funny when he can only count backwards, but will still get the correct answer when Mr's Jewls ask him ...more
Surprisingly, I have mixed feelings for this book that the kids find so hilarious. It’s a different kind of humor that is just wacky, ...more
unbelievably great. it cracks me up regulary ("take a train, peanut brain!" being one of my favorite lines). children's books are fantastic bedtime readings - they are usually short, relatively simple, and - in the case of the whole wayside collection - ridiculously entertaining and clever. i fear the day this becomes a film (unless my college roommate writes and directs it) because all of the kids are such unique and well developed characters, it has to be ...more
Ages: 8 - 12
Cleanliness: stupid, dumb and other names are used in name calling, which are typically used by the children no one likes. There is a Halloween party and a ghost of an old teacher comes. A girl kisses a boy. There is a boy with a girl's name and a girl with a boy's name and they switch to have the better sounding name for their gender.
This book is not supposed to be taken seriously or ...more
This book captures the absurdity inherent in the whole school system. It adheres to a logic entirely its own where kids can be turned into apples, and casual cannibalism is ultimately just one of those things we don't talk about. Can't trust the new kid? He's likely just a dead rat. Oh, and sometimes you might be asked to pass a nonexistent note to someone who doesn't exist and are praised for a job you couldn't and didn't do. That's just school.
And how ...more
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Louis was born in East Meadow, New York, in 1954. When he was nine, he moved to Tustin, California. He went to college at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated in 1976, as an economics major. The next year, he wrote his first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School .
He was working ...more