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Book Reviews of Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1)

Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1)
Sideways Stories from Wayside School - Wayside School, Bk 1
Author: Louis Sachar, Julie Brinckloe (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780380698714
ISBN-10: 0380698714
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 108 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
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32 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
very very funny! Great reading motivator!
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Children love reading the stories in this book about students who attend Wayside School.
reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 209 more book reviews
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My 8 year old loved this book. He read it in a matter of a few days. I read this when I was a young girl also and i loved it too. Read it over and over. Great read for children.
reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book is a wonderful children's book! It is brand-new and in wonderful shape!
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Helpful Score: 1
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Highlights for Children book about a crazy mixed-up school. In Wayside School we meet Mrs. gorf, terrible Todd, & John who can read upside down. Find out what is in store for Wayside School on Halloween!
reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 323 more book reviews
This is the funniest, craziest, most mixed-up school that you will ever read about!
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Many wacky things happen at the Wayside School especially on the 13th floor!
SuzanneB avatar reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on
Paperback collection of weird short stories in true Louis Sachar style -- kids will love it!
buzzby avatar reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 6062 more book reviews
Every teacher loves Mrs. Gorf.
bengysmum avatar reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
Great read-aloud! I read this every year to the 3rd grade. They loved it - and the whole series!
reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 48 more book reviews
this book is really good. I've read it several times. its great for kids ages from 8 to 11.Its really funny.
faith4jesus avatar reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
This is one of my all time favorite books that I read as a child. I love it! It is so funny. I look all the funny characters in the book and how each chapter tells you about them. The silly thing is most classes have characters like this! Wonderful book and I love the fact that there are a few more Sideways Stories to go along with it!
reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 244 more book reviews
late grade school level. Funny. Great boy book.
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This is a great book. I used it to help my daughter read chapter books. This is a collection of short stories that when read in order tell the story of the school year at this funny and strange school. My daughter laughed at the end of each very short story and couldn't wait to read more. This version of the book does have smaller printing than other versions.
reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 110 more book reviews
A comical account of a mixed up school
iloveyouhecried avatar reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 38 more book reviews
This was one of my favorite books growing up and it still is!
reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Funny book. I loved it.
reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
I liked it!
CynthiainKCMO avatar reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on
Reader Level 4.9; JV fiction- Story about a crazy mixed up school, by popular author Louis Sachar. (Author of Holes)
reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
Even before the first-period bell, the listener can tell from Wilson's wacky tone that something funny is going on at Wayside School. Each short story profiles a student in Wayside's silliest classroom. A very cute childern's book!
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Wacky and humorous story enjoyed by children ages 9-11 years old. 118 pages of fun reading! My children loved this book because of the funny characters.
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This was a favorite of mine when I was younger! Excited to be able to read it again!
reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
Hilarious! Kids love it!
Willowgirl avatar reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 294 more book reviews
wayside school on Halloween!
bratz54 avatar reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 1024 more book reviews
i loved this book when i was a kid and i still love to read it now. i would have all the books form this series.
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Different cover from the one shown.
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The Wayside School was supposed to be one story high, with 30 classrooms side by side; instead, it was built sideways, with 30 one-classroom stories. As befits such a strange school, these tales are a bit strange too. In one, Jason is stuck to his seat by a large wad of chewing gum. His teacher tries throwing ice water on him (to chill the gum to brittleness) and turning him upside down. She even contemplates cutting his pants off. Finally, though, he falls from his upside-down position when kissed (ugh!) by one of the girls in the class. Other tales include a bit of a moral, such as the story of Kathy, whose assumption that no one will ever like her is proved right, or the story of Bebe, who draws quickly but without artistic merit. The quirky humor in this book is appealing to children, and it makes a good read-aloud book for the younger set. (Ages 5 to 12)
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Paperback binding.
DBLJ avatar reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 40 more book reviews
I have not read this book-got it in a box of books at a yard sale.
reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 86 more book reviews
From the cover - There'd been a terrible mistak. Wayside School was supposed to be built with thirty classrooms all next to each other in a row. Instead, they built the classrooms one on top of the other... thirty stories tall! (The builder said he was cery sorry.)

That may be why all kinds of funny things happen at Wayside School... especially on the thirtieth floor. You'll meet Mrs. Gorf, the meanest teacher of all, terrible Todd, who always gets sent home early, and John who can read only upside down- along with all the other kids in the crazy mixed-up school that came out sideways. But you'll never guess the truth about Sammy, the new kid... or what's in store for Wayside school on Halloween!
kathleenmarie avatar reviewed Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School, Bk 1) on + 91 more book reviews
My kids loved these books and the picture on the cover of mine is a little different.

Back cover - There'd been a terrible mistake. Wayside School was supposed to be built with thirty classrooms all next to each other in a row. Instead, they built the classrooms one on top of the other...thirty stories tall! (The builder said he was very sorry.)