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Sideways Arithmetic/Wayside [Paperback]

Louis Sachar
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May 21 2002 Wayside School
Why does elf + elf = fool? How many meals will Miss Mush, the lunch teacher, have to cook for the food to taste as bad as it smells? These Sideways Arithmetic problems may look puzzling at first, but you can use real maths to solve them, and the answers are perfectly logical. There are lots of clues and hints; plus, all the answers are in the back of the book. Best of all, all the kids you read about in Sideways Stories from Wayside School are here to help you! Try solving these, and more than fifty other maths brainteasers, along with the kids from Mrs. Jewls' class. You'll learn alot about maths but you'll be laughing too much to notice!
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Praise for Louis Sachar: 'One of the few masters of American fiction' Independent on Sunday Praise for 'Sideways Stories from Wayside School': 'Thirty clever, fast-moving stories that describe the bizarre events at Wayside School ... each story is refreshingly different' Guardian Praise for 'Holes': 'An exceptionally good novel' Sunday Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Louis Sachar lives in Texas, USA where he writes his wonderful books for children. His novel HOLES is an international bestseller and has sold over half a million copies in the UK alone. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Jennifer's book review Jan. 10 2000
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I thought the book was really fuuny and the auther had a big imagination. I liked how the kids could be animals at a point and then be apples and then be kids again. I thought the book was really funny and I would have given it more than 5 stars but 5 is the hightest amount. The book was a really good fantasy and I really enjoyed it. o liked it so much I read it 3 more times. I would recamend this book to anyone who enjoy's a good lagh while reading!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Logic challenge! Dec 4 2001
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This is a wonderful extra for a bright and mathematically-minded kid. It's silly, it's fun, and it hones the logic circuits. It is actually a cleverly disguised introduction to the concept of mathematical variables. Some of the puzzles are complex enough to engage most adults as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It was wacky, yet it kept your brain working! June 21 1999
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I thought the book was entertaining, and kept my mind thinking for hours at a time. This book is a great boredom buster!
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It was very challenging, and it had wonderful mind-boggling puzzles that kept me working for hours and hours!
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3.0 out of 5 stars It was an okay book May 19 1999
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I'd give this three and a half, but Amazon doesn't offer that. It was funny and weird, but I wanted more story and less math problems (I don't really like math). All in all, it was okay. Try it if you like math and wacky problems, but otherwise don't bother.
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