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Wayside School Is Falling Down

Wayside School Is Falling Down

Series: Wayside School
by Louis Sachar Illustrated by Joel Schick

"Watch closely," said Mrs. Jewls. "You can learn much faster using a computer instead of paper and pencil." Then she pushed the new computer out the window The children all watched it fall thirty floors and smash against the sidewalk. "See?" said Mrs. Jewls. "That's gravity! I've been trying to teach you about gravity, but the computer showed you a lot quicker!"

That's the way things happen at Wayside School. There are 29 kids in Mrs. Jewls's class and this book is about all of them. There is Todd, who got in trouble every day until he got a magic dog; Paul, whose life was saved by Leslie's pigtails; Ron, who dared to try the cafeteria's Mushroom Surprise and all the others who help turn a day at Wayside School into one madcap adventure after another. But, after the things that happened in Sideways Stories from Wayside School, what would you expect?

Praise for Wayside School Is Falling Down: "Rib-tickling...sure-to-please..." — Kirkus

9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 5
Tandem Library
Book Type
Chapter Book
Comedy and Humor

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Louis Sachar Newbery-winning author Louis Sachar is the author of Holes, the Wayside School books, and the Marvin Redpost series.
Joel Schick

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