Sideways Stories from Wayside School

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9780807274255: Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Read by Lionel Wilson
Two cassettes / two hours 48 mins.

You can imagine the confusion at Wayside School when the builder made a terrible mistake.  You see, instead of building 30 classrooms side-by-side, he built them one on top of another.

Maybe that accounts for the wacky goings-on in Mrs. Jewls' class.  Where else will you find children being turned into apples, dead rats wearing raincoats, and little girls who try to sell their toes?  If you're confused too, maybe Todd can explain it to you, but just remember, he leaves at noon.

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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) --Richard Farr

From the Publisher:

Lois Sachar, best-selling author of the Wayside School series, knows how to make kids laugh. And there are laughs galore in this popular book, now available again in hardcover. Meet Mrs. Gorf, the teacher who turns the students in Wayside School into apples.

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