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Louis Sachar

Biography

Louis Sachar

Newbery Award—winning author Louis Sachar is the creator of the entertaining Marvin Redpost books as well as the much-loved THERE'S A BOY IN THE GIRLS' BATHROOM, winner of 17 child-voted state awards.

Louis Sachar's book HOLES, winner of the 1999 Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Boston Globe—Horn Book Award, is also an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Quick Pick, an ALA Notable Book, and was made into a major motion picture.

Louis Sachar

Books by Louis Sachar

by Louis Sachar

The third book, WAYSIDE SCHOOL GETS A LITTLE STRANGER, is the last one in the series...so far. I hope that Louis Sachar writes more about Wayside because these books are so much fun. In this book, the cafeteria cook, Miss Mush, prepares a special lunch of baked liver and purple sauce (an unwelcome change to the usually unwelcoming Mushroom Surprise), it's Pet Day on the 13th floor, and a substitute teacher is coming. You know that can only mean trouble.

by Louis Sachar

The first book in this loose series (you don't have to read them in order) is SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL where you are introduced to the crazy class on the 13th floor. Beware of the teacher, Mrs. Gorf, she might turn you into an apple, but don't worry, the kids in her class are pretty crafty. Chances are you won't get eaten.

by Louis Sachar

In the next book, WAYSIDE SCHOOL IS FALLING DOWN, the craziness continues with the same characters from the first book. Believe me, things don't get any less strange...in fact, I think they get even weirder. You'll even get to explore the mysterious classroom of Miss Zarves (you hear about her in the first book) on the 19th floor. The fact that there is no 19th floor makes this more than bizarre.