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Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Sideways Stories from Wayside School

by Louis Sachar Illustrated by Adam McCauley, Julie Brinckloe

Wayside School was supposed to be built with 30 classrooms all next to each other in a row. Instead, the classrooms were stacked one on top of the other — 30 stories tall! Here are some hilarious and fun stories about the school, the teachers, and the students.

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 mix-up school that came out sideways. But you'll never guess the truth about Sammy, the new kid...or what's in store for Wayside School on Halloween!


8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor, Series

About the Author and Illustrators

Louis Sachar Newbery-winning author Louis Sachar is the author of Holes, the Wayside School books, and the Marvin Redpost series.
Adam McCauley
Julie Brinckloe

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