Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger

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Harper Collins, Apr 27, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Strange Strangers Come to Wayside School . . .

Welcome back to Wayside School! After closing for 242 days to get rid of the cows (don't ask), everyone's favorite thirty-story school is finally back in session.

But all is not well at the school with no nineteenth floor. Mrs. Jewls, the best teacher at Wayside, is having a baby, and that can mean only one thing -- substitute teachers.

First comes Mr. Gorf. Was he married to the terrible Mrs. Gorf? And why does he have three nostrils? The kids won't tell you. They're not talking.

Then there's Mrs. Drazil. She never forgets a missed homework assignment, not even one that Louis the yard teacher owed her fifteen years ago.

By the time the class gets the fearsome Miss Nogard, the kids can't wait for everything to return to normal.

Wayside School may seem like a pretty strange place already, but now it has to get a little stranger.

 

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User Review  - librisissimo - LibraryThing

Wayside will certainly appeal to the target audience, and adults will enjoy the crazy humor as well. Sensitive children or ones who don't have a grasp of irony should stay away from it. Read full review

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User Review  - AmberTheHuman - LibraryThing

Aww, yay! Since we already know the kids and the teacher, this book adds in new characters - and it's great fun. And just as ridiculous as the others. Read full review

Contents

Explanation
1
A Message from the Principal
6
Poetry
11
Doctor Pickle
17
A Story with a Disappointing Ending
22
Pet Day
28
A Bad Word
34
Santa Claus
38
Why the Children Decided They Had to Get Rid of Mrs Drazil
94
The Blue Notebook
98
Time Out
103
Elevators
111
Open Wide
113
Jane Smith
117
Ears
123
Glum and Blah
129

Something Different about Mrs Jewls
46
Mr Gorf
52
Voices
58
Nose
64
The New Teacher
70
A Light Bulb a Pencil Sharpener a Coffeepot and a Sack of Potatoes
76
An Elephant in Wayside School
82
Mr Poop
88
Guilty
136
Never Laugh at a Shoelace
141
WayHighUp Ball
146
Flowers for a Very Special Person
153
Stupid
158
The Little Stranger
162
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About the author (1995)

When Louis Sachar was going to school, his teachers always pronounced his name wrong. Now that he has become a popular author of children’s books, teachers all over the country are pronouncing his name wrong. It should be pronounced “Sacker,” like someone who tackles quarterbacks or someone who stuffs potatoes into sacks.

Mr. Sachar received a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. His first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, was accepted for publication during his first year of law school. After receiving his law degree, he spent six years asking himself whether he wanted to be an author or a lawyer before deciding to write for children full-time. His books include Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, Wayside School is Falling Down, Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series.

Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and their daughter, Sherre.

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