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Wayside School

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Wayside School

Wayside isn't your ordinary school --- there are 30 classrooms, one on top of the other, making it 30 stories tall!  That may be why all kinds of funny things happen at Wayside School...especially on the 13th floor.
 
 
You'll meet Mrs. Gorf, the meanest teacher of all; terrible Todd, who always gets sent home early; and John who can read only upside down --- along with all the other kids in the crazy mixed-up school that came out sideways. 
 

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Wayside School

Books in this series

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.

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.