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Download Epub Format º Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School #1) PDF by ß Louis Sachar This is the only chapter book I ve read to my class this year that has caused them to demand chapters, beg for a quick chapter here and there throughout the day and I ve even had to re read several chapters to them There is just something about absurdity mixed with keen observations of school days reality that gets kids every time.
We pulled this unassuming little book out of my husband s childhood bookshelf over Thanksgiving break my in laws seriously never get rid of anything and we had absolutely no idea what kind of wonderful craziness lay waiting for us inside We had been reading The Phantom Tollbooth but I kind of sort of accidentally on purpose left it at home.
Listen, I m not saying The Phantom Tollbooth isn t a brilliant book with the wit and the puns and the wit and the plays on perspective and the wit and the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Seriously, there s a point where you just want to throw up your hands and scream, oh my god Norton Juster, not everything in this world has to MEAN SOMETHING Enter Sideways Stories From Wayside School Wayside School was accidentally built thirty stories high It s a place where students get transformed into apples, where they re encouraged to sleep through class, where that new kid in a stinky raincoat is much insidious than he outwardly appears It s a place where people flavored ice cream is made and enjoyed except the Kathy flavored one that curmudgeon will never change , where no substitute teacher is ever to be trusted, and where you don t need a reason to be happy It s a place of absurd humor that never speaks down to the intelligence of a child It s a place that made both of my daughters and myself completely engaged in story time I think I enjoyed reading these out loud just as much as they enjoyed hearing them It s a place that almost never has to mean anything at all, but that occasionally does in surprisingly brilliant ways.
This is the one and only book that my daughter has begged and pleaded to take to bed with her so she could keep reading it We gave her the sequels for Christmas and she immediately pulled one out and wanted to read it right away It ended up being the third one, but it almost made sense to read these out of order Life has pretty much been kicking my ass lately, and reading these stories out loud to my girls at night has been the best stress reliever It s not every author who will challenge one to attempt a French donkey with tonsillitis voice But of course I had to try.
There is no 19th story.
My 7 10 year old daughters laughed heartily throughout much of this read, but I think I missed the window The humor didn t quite make it to my thirtieth story.
No offense to Louis Sachar, but I just kept thinking when is it going to turn into a Roald Dahl novel It never did.
I remember loving this book at some point during my childhood Re reading it as an adult confirms that I was a very strange child What an awesomely weird book Teachers turning into apples and being eaten by recess monitors Dead rats in raincoats passing as ornery new students One particularly bizarre, hilarious passageIn Mrs Jewls class there were three children named Eric Eric Fry, Eric Bacon, and Eric Ovens They were known throughout the school for being fat Eric Fry sat at this end of the room Eric Bacon sat in the middle of the room And Eric Ovens sat at that end of the room There was a joke around Wayside that if all three Erics were even in the same end of the room at the same time, the whole school would tip over.
Eric Bacon hated jokes like that That was not surprising After all, he wasn t even fat In fact, he was the skinniest kid in Mrs Jewl s class But nobody seemed to notice The other two Erics were fat, and so everyone just thought that all Erics were fat But I m not fat Eric Bacon insisted What s your name asked Jason Eric, said Eric Bacon Then you re fat, Jason concluded.
Another favoriteDameon had hazel eyes with a little black dot in the middle of each of them The dots were called pupils So was Dameon He was a pupil in Mrs Jewl s class Popular E Book, Sideways Stories From Wayside School Wayside School 1 By Louis Sachar This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Sideways Stories From Wayside School Wayside School 1 , Essay By Louis Sachar Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please read And Make A Refission For You These wacky absurd stories which may seem irreverent and sometimes mean spirited to adults really seem to resonate with children These stories were immediately attention grabbing for my kids and left them begging for The humor makes sense to the kids and they enjoyed the absolute absurdity and upside down ness of this school and it s rules.
Wayside school was accidentally built 30 stories high and is leaning Each chapter tells the reader about one student in the 30th story classroom Their old teacher, Mrs Gorf, used to turn the children into apples, but she got turned into an apple herself and now they have a new teacher, Mrs Jewls Mrs Jewl whispers to one of the students that children are really smarter than their teachers, a fact that was already known to the students One student can only read upside down and is told he must learn to stand on his head Another student arranges to sell her useless toes to the yard teacher, however, when she is not getting the full price she originally bargained for, the deal is off When the children laugh, the walls laugh with them and turn purple.
The author, Louis Sachar, has written himself into this book as the yard teacher whom the children see at recess He features in nearly every chapter, and takes part in the absurdity of the Wayside School practices This was a fun easy read that was very engaging for my children The best part of the book, is that within each wacky weird story is a real nugget of truth, something both adults and kids can very much connect with.
For discussion questions, please see Oh Louis Sachar you are such a gifted children s writer I ve loved all of your books from the social injustice of Holes to the touching There s a Boy in the Girls Bathroom But the Wayside School books will always have a special place in my heart as the funniest and goofiest Sachar uses a lot of puns, wordplay, and zany situations and that s probably why as an adult my most favorite type of humor is irony with a little bit of absurdity Here is a taste Dana had four beautiful eyes She wore glasses But her eyes were so beautiful that the glasses only made her prettier With two eyes she was pretty With four eyes she was beautiful With six eyes she would have been even beautiful And if she had a hundred eyes, why, she would have been the most beautiful creature in the world 51.
He shows such insight into the logic of children and you see this motley cast of characters evoking recess justice, showing Eric discrimination, being selfish or disrespectful, or being kind Todd is one of my favorites because he s such a nice kid but has bad luck and always has to go home early on the kindergarten bus I wish I knew kids like these, even Kathy who tastes a little bit like old bologna or Sammy who is actually a dead rat.
Before you read any of the other Wayside School books, it s essential you read this collection because you are introduced to each and every kid in class and you also learn how Mrs Jewels becomes their beloved teacher And apparently Louis the Yard Teacher is indeed Louis Sachar so Sachar has a red face and mustache of many colors and gets punched in the stomach a lot I also learned that When two plus two doesn t equal four, anything can happen 120 I bet this was a 1984 reference that I did not get when I was nine If you don t enjoy this book, you can take a train, peanut brain.