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The Wayside School Collection Box Set Paperback – Nov 1 1996


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (Nov. 1 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380791714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380791712
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 14 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 7 1999
Format: Paperback
The anthology "Stories from Wayside School" has something for everyone. The cafeteria jokes like liver in purple sauce and baloneos are gross enough to make my 7 year-old son laugh until he cries. And at the same time, the wordplay is clever enough that my 10 year-old daughter can appreciate the literalism, twisted logic and double-entendres. Both kids feel so sorry for two-strike Todd, that I have to keep reminding them that these are just made-up stories. (They are, aren't they?) My children look forward to bedtime so that they can hear about the kids from Wayside School. If you have children in elementary school, you must have this book!
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I first heard about these books from a friend who's a second grade teacher. She would read them to her class. Each chapter is a quick, individual story, usually about a particular student or situation. I keep one of these slim volumes in my purse at all times and pull it out when we have 5 to 15 minutes, like when waiting for our meal at a restaurant or waiting for daddy while he's in the dressing room. Since the stories stand alone, it's okay if you don't read them continuously: days or weeks may go by and you can quickly jump back into the world of Wayside School. Both my ten year old son and 7 year old daughter love these clever, zany, ironic stories. (Sometimes my ten year old reads them to the 7 year old!) Many stories require a little extra thinking to "get" the joke. It's a pleasure to see your kids eyes light up when they do! The book set makes a great gift for kids who aren't keen on reading, and, of course, those who are!
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The Wayside series is one of funniest, engaging, talented, mathematically rich and language rich books our class has enjoyed. We would stop and work out math problems resented all along the way. The best was the Pet Day in the third book. We did a fairly good job of figuring out the animals, their owners, and the pet's names from the clues provided. We would try to predict what could possible happen from the chapter titles, and who would be involved. Usually, we were left laughing too hard to check our predictions. The stories could be share experienced by the whole class because of the use of standard events, i.e. "Mrs. Jewls had Todd write his name on the board under the word DISCIPLINE." When it was an event that required cheering, the situation was written so well, that the class could cheer without being prompted. This series kept their attention and imaginations soaring. They were heart broken when it ended.
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By A Customer on June 6 2002
Format: Paperback
Side way stories is the best book ever. I'ts great because it tells how every student in Ms. jewl's class story like how they are and what they like. It talks about lous too the,coach. The story can be weird too. Like there is no nineteenth story,and how it was built the wrong way. the weirdest thing is how Ms. Gorf turn the kids to apples, tha's really interesting.I wonder how it would be to go up so many stairs they should built an elevator or something easier to go up the stairs. Mrs. Jewls is a really nice teacher it was funny that she was scared on the first day she was going to meet her class.The children or should I say students were nervous too,but I think it was really interesting,I would even read it again.
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By A Customer on Sept. 20 2002
Format: Paperback
I think it's a good book because it is very intresting
at times espachialy when the teacher turns all of her
students into apples.or when one of the students
gets stuck to a desk by bubble gum from a girl just
playing a practical joke oh and don''t forget about
dead rats in raincoats and every sense the school was
built things were getting stranger and stranger and
i would reccomend this book to anyone that likes
humerous stories about somewhat normal people so
it's a good book
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When the cooky Wayside School building was constructed, the builder accidentally built the school vertically instead of horizontally, making a thirty story-high building--but if you ever transfer there, remember there's no nineteenth floor (you'd have to read the books).
This little confusing mishap is just one of the hilarious stories of Wayside School, following Miss Jewels and her zany students. Author Louis Sachar is a very funny writer, making it easy for both kids and adults to love these books, here in a three-volume boxed set. The stories are close to loony, but always imaginative and creative.
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By A Customer on Feb. 14 2004
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I was read these books when I was in 4th grade and the jokes that Louis puts in are hilarious! Even the ones that are harder to find, such as:
1. Jane Smith's married name was Payne (Pain) and her husband's name was Sham. Sham Payne. lol
2. Eric Ovens, Eric Fry, Eric Bacon. Ovens fry bacon.
3. The substitute, Ms. Franklin said her name was Benjamin, to kid along with the kids. Put those two names together. . .yes, Benjamin Franklin!
Those are all the jokes I can think of now. These books are adorable and intelligent.
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By A Customer on March 13 2003
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wayside school is a very good book and it's and vere interting. my faverit character was miss gorfe and I like wen miss gorfy made the kids into apple. the part I did not like was wen miss gorfe torn her self into a apple I belive most people that read this would like this and you would relly like the chapter about floor 19. then I think you would like the wayside school gets a litter stanger and wayside school is filling down all 3 are vere good books and thay are all popular and the books I think you would relly like .
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