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Sideways Arithmetic/Wayside Paperback – May 21 2002


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Beach Reads for Kids and Teens!
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 89 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic US (May 21 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590424165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590424165
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 13.2 x 19 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,068,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

About the Author

Childhood MemoriesAs writer of books for elementary school students, Louis Sachar tries to recall what it felt like for him to be that age. Despite the notion that times have changed, he thinks that kids in grade school are basically the same as they were when he was young.For example, in East Meadow, New York, where Sachar was born, he remembers having to keep away from the woods across the street to avoid the older, tough kids who played there. Looking back now, he thinks those tough kids were probably only eleven or twelve years old! When Sachar turned nine, his family moved to Orange County in California, which, at the time, was mostly orange groves. He cut through the orange groves on the way to school, and had orange fights on the way home. The Path to Becoming an AuthorIt wasn't until high school that Sachar began to love reading. In college, he developed a particular interest in Russian literature and somehow got the ridiculous ambitious notion to learn the language and read his favorite Russian authors in the original language. After taking over a year of Russian, he realized it was still Greek to him. Sachar dropped out of Russian class and tried to figure out what class he should take instead. As he wandered across the campus, he saw an elementary school girl handing out pieces of paper. He took one from her. It read: 'Help. We need teachers' aides at our school. Earn three units of credit.' Prior to that time, Sachar had no interest whatsoever in kids. However, he signed up to be a teacher's aide because he needed to take something other than Russian, and it sounded easy. It turned out to be not only his favorite class, but also the most important class Sachar took during his college career. After he was at the school for a while, he was asked to be the 'Noon Time Supervisor.' It was his job to watch over the kids during lunch. Sachar played games with the kids who all called him 'Louis, the Yard Teacher.' The Story Behind Sideways StoriesAround that time Sachar came upon In Our Town by Damon Runyon, a book of very short stories about different characters in a town. It gave him the idea for Sideways Stories from Wayside School, which is a book of short stories about different kids in a school. All the kids are named after kids he knew at the school where he worked. 'Louis the Yard Teacher, ' is also a character. Sachar says he had more fun writing that book than any of his others, because it was just a hobby then, and he never truly expected to be published. A Career ChoiceSideways Stories from Wayside School was published just as Sachar began law school. For six years he struggled over trying to decide between being an author or a lawyer. During the time that he finished law school and took a job as a lawyer, Sachar wrote three more children's books. His decision had been made. Sachar has been an attorney since 1981, but has chosen to devote his time to writing children's books. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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By Jennifer on 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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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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By A Customer on 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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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 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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