Praise for Louis Sachar:
‘One of the few masters of American fiction’ Independent on Sunday Praise for
‘Magic and hard realism come crashing together. This is an extraordinary and unconventional novel’ Observer
‘An exceptionally good novel’ Sunday Times 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 Product Description
‘Watch closely,’ said Mrs Jewls.
‘You can learn much faster using a computer instead of paper and pencil.’ Then she pushed the computer out of the window. The children all watched it fall thirty floors.
‘See?’ said Mrs Jewls.
‘That’s gravity …’ That’s the way things happen at Wayside School. There are twenty-nine kids in Mrs Jewls’ class and this book is about all of them: there is Todd, who is in trouble every day, until he gets a magic dog; Paul, whose life is saved by Leslie’s pigtails; Ron, who dares to try the cafeteria’s mushroom surprise; and all the others who help turn a day at Wayside School into one madcap adventure after another.