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Wayside School Is Falling Down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2006

    Wacky Wayside Returns

    I read Wayside School Is Falling Down by Louis Sachar. The story is taking place at Wayside School most likely during the 1990¿s. I¿ve learned of Louis, a yard teacher or the equivalent of a monitor, Mrs. Jewls, a teacher on the 30th floor of the school, Mark Miller, a boy who¿s real name is Benjamin Nushmutt, and Bebe Gunn, a not so great student. Each chapter is about another person or event. Then I learned of Leslie and Paul¿s Tug-of-war on Leslie¿s pigtails, literally. Then Sharie brought in a hobo off the streets for show and tell. They asked him a lot of questions and yet another sock story occurred. Stories of other people have occurred but I included the more important characters. But an important chapter was called ¿A Bad Case of The Sillies¿. That storyline goes for about 3-4 chapters and is extremely descriptive about Allison getting taught by Ms. Zarves, the teacher that doesn¿t exist. My first impression of the book was that it was extremely easy to read. I think the book is quite childish but I enjoyed it because its easy and fun to read. It explains with detail each character very well and fully. He always makes sure you can see a clear picture of the character, for example he described the hobo as tall and with old ripped clothing, and shaggy-like hair. My final thoughts on the book were that it was all right. It just got confusing when he talked about all the characters and such. I wouldn¿t have each chapter on a different character. I would recommend this book to people who are looking for pointless book to read. The plot is always changing. For example, who in our world would bring a hobo for show and tell? Another great example is, that Allison got freaked out and she went to the 19th floor (it doesn¿t exist) and got taught by Ms. Zarves (she doesn¿t exist). Sure it is funny and wacky but overall I think this book should be read strictly for free reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2002

    Wayside School Is Falling Down

    "Watch Closely,"says Mrs. Jewels. "You can learn much faster using a computer instead of paper, and a pencil." She pushes the computer out the window. The children watch it fall down the thirty floors, and smash into the sidewalk. "See?" said Mrs. Jewels. "Thats gravity! I've been trying to teach gravity to you all, but the computer taught you all a lot quicker." This is the way things happen at Wayside School. Theres 29 kids in Mrs. Jewels class, and this book tells about all of them. There is Todd, who gets in trouble everyday.... until he gets a magic dog; Paul, whose life is saved by Leslies' pigtails; Ron, who dares to try the cafeteria's Mushroom Surprise- and all of the others who help turn a day at Wayside School, into one crazy adventure after another. But, after the things that happen in Sideways stories from Wayside School, what would you expect?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2000


    It's funny at first,but it gets boring.

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    Posted October 27, 2008

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