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Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger

Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger

Series: Wayside School
by Louis Sachar Illustrated by Joel Schick

All the kids from Wayside School had to spend 243 days in horrible schools while Wayside closed to get rid of the cows (Don’t ask!). Now the kids are back and the fun begins again on every floor. Miss Much has prepared a Day on the 30th floor — with dogs and cats and frogs and skunks and pigs, and an orange named Fido causing a terrible commotion. In Mrs. Drazil’s class, they’re throwing a coffeepot, a sack of potatoes, a pencil sharpener, and a light bulb out the window to see which hits the ground first. But the big surprise is that Mrs. Jewls is expecting a baby — but one named Cootie Face or Bucket Head — and a substitute teacher is coming — and everyone knows what that means...Something strange is going on at the already peculiar Way side School, when Mrs. Jewls leaves her students with a succession of substitute teachers.

Ages
9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
4.3
Lexile Measure
440L
DRA
30
Guided Reading
N
Publisher
Tandem Library
Book Type
Chapter Book
Genre
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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