Wayside School Is Falling Down (Wayside School Series #2)

Wayside School Is Falling Down (Wayside School Series #2)

by Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley

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Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Wayside School Is Falling Down, now available for the first time in ebook format!

Yum! Miss Mush is dishing out her famous Mushroom Surprise in the Wayside School cafeteria. Ron says it tastes like hot dogs and grape jelly. Clean your plate and you’ll turn green in time for class picture day. Wear your craziest outfit and you’ll fit right in between Maurecia in her striped bikini and Clavin, who’s wearing his birthday tattoo. Say cheese!

More than nine millions readers have laughed at the wacky stories of Wayside School. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Wayside School!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062383204
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Series: Wayside School Series , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 149,532
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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's 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 Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Wayside School Is Falling Down, Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, and Holes, winner of a Newbery Medal and National Book Award.

Read an Excerpt

A Package for Ms. Jewls

Louis, the yard teacher, frowned.

The school yard was a mess. There were pencils and pieces of paper everywhere. How'd all this junk get here? he wondered. Well, I'm not going to pick it up!

It wasn't his job to pick up garbage. He was just supposed to pass out the balls during lunch and recess, and also make sure the kids didn't kill each other.

He sighed, then began cleaning it up. He loved all the children at Wayside School. He didn't want them playing on a dirty playground.

As he was picking up the pencils and pieces of paper, a large truck drove into the parking lot. It honked its horn twice, then twice more.

Louis ran to the truck. "Quiet!" he whispered. "Children are trying to learn in there!" He pointed at the school.

A short man with big, bushy hair stepped out of the truck. "I have a package for somebody named Mrs. Jewls," he said.

"I'll take it," said Louis.

"Are you Mrs. Jewls?" asked the man.

"No," said Louis.

"I have to give it to Mrs. Jewls," said the man.

Louis thought a moment. He didn't want the man disturbing the children. He knew how much they hated to be interrupted when they were working.

"I'm Mrs. Jewls," he said.

"But you just said you weren't Mrs. Jewls," said the man.

"I changed my mind," said Louis.

The man got the package out of the back of the truck and gave it to Louis. "Here you go, Mrs. Jewls," he said.

"Uhh!" Louis grunted. It was a very heavy package. The word FRAGILE was printed on every side. He had to be careful not to drop it.

The package was so big, Louis couldn't see where he was going.Fortunately, he knew the way to Mrs. Jewls's class by heart. It was straight up.

Wayside School was thirty stories high with only one room on each story. Mrs. Jewls's class was at the very top. It was Louis's favorite class.

He pushed through the door to the school, then started up the stairs. There was no elevator.

There were stairs that led down to the basement too, but nobody ever went down there. There were dead rats living in the basement.

The box was pressed against Louis's face, squashing his nose. Even so, when he reached the fifteenth floor, he could smell Miss Mush cooking in the cafeteria. It smelled like she was making mushrooms. Maybe on my way back I'll stop by Miss Mush's room and get some mushrooms, he thought. He didn't want to miss Miss Mush's mushrooms. They were her specialty.

He huffed and groaned and continued up the stairs. His arms and legs were very sore, but he didn't want to rest. This package might be important, he thought. I have to get it to Mrs. Jewls right away.

He stepped easily from the eighteenth story to the twentieth. There was no nineteenth story.

Miss Zarves taught the class on the nineteenth story. There was no Miss Zarves.

At last he struggled up the final step to the thirtieth story. He knocked on Mrs. Jewls's door with his head.

Mrs. Jewls was in the middle of teaching her class about gravity when she heard the knock "Come in," she called.

"I can't open the door," Louis gasped. "My hands are full. I have a package for you."

Mrs. Jewls faced the class. "Who wants to open the door for Louis?" she asked.

All the children raised their hands. They loved to be interrupted when they were working.

"Oh dear, how shall I choose?" asked Mrs. Jewls. "I have to be fair about this. I know! We'll have a spelling bee. And the winner will get to open the door."

Louis knocked his head against the door again. "It's heavy," he complained. "And I'm very tired."

Wayside School is Falling Down. Copyright © by Louis Sachar. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Wayside School Is Falling Down 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Busymomof4 More than 1 year ago
Another good summer reading choice that was engaging and stimulating for my 10 year old son.
lppeters on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This, just like the first book, is a fun read that will have the class on the edge of their seat and laughing! I would implement this book in my classroom as well and continue the theme of using it as a positive reinforcement as a read aloud time each day. I think that these books are encouraging to students because they will see that it is a chapter book and think of a more challenging aspect and maybe start to think as reading as fun!
Caitlyn24 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this book is so funny.Every chapter feels like your about to explode with laughter!!!!!!! I cant wait to read the ret of them.
esproull on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is the second of a humorous series written by Louis Sachar. Each chapter has a story of it's own, depicting different episodes of all the wacky and bizarre things that take place in Mrs. Jewls' classroom on the 13th floor of Wayside school. These strange and crazy stories are hilarious, imaginative, and most even have an underlying moral or lesson to be learned. Children in elementary classes would certainly love the Wayside stories and will want to keep reading more and more!
laf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is pretty much like the first Wayside School book except with different stories. The stories were just as funny and strange as the ones in the first collection. One boy in this book was going to get a tattoo. He could get any one he wanted, but at the end he chose a potato. It was sort of a small, scrawny potato. In the end, this was a story with a moral: you don't know what you're talking about unless you're the one in the situation. These strange, funny stories really make you think.
anneofia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a wild and wacky book; certainly a precursor to the Newbery-medal- winning Holes which was to come after. There is no real plot here, just individual stories of the children in Mrs. Jewl's 30th story classroom; interconnected in surprising ways. Kids should love this - I sure did!
mspioneer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was about kids that go to Wayside School who do weird things. Each chapter is about a new crazy thing that happens.
theokester on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Thanks again to Cindy for introducing my kids and I to this series. We're absolutely loving it. We just finished Wayside School is Falling Down reading one story/chapter each night. I personally liked this book's stories a bit more than the first book. Each of the stories was a little bit longer than in the first book and they also went even farther along the creativity continuum in terms of using new and intriguing storytelling elements.As with Sideways Stories, each chapter (with a notable exception) was a self contained story with its own humorous description of some interaction with the students at the school. Sachar went above and beyond his previous endeavor by taking the strange perceptions of students and faculty at the school even farther than before.I loved the story told in reverse and the Twilight-Zone-esque use of the "19th story." The characters each received added depth and fun new treatment. Themes carried throughout the entire book were done so more prominently (such as Mark Miller aka Benjamin Nushmutt).While the stories are a lot of fun just as humorous and ridiculous anecdotes, they're also great opportunities for discussion with kids about different themes.Once again, we've enjoyed our journey through the stories of Wayside School and I'm sure we'll pick up the third book and see just how Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger.****4 stars
menaramore on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is another great tale from Sachar about Wayside School. The crazy teachers and students are at it again and the stories are sillier than ever. The students love to laugh at these books.
mdemock on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great sequel to Sideways Stories! More hilarious short stories.
stipe168 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
stories from the world of wayside school. each chapter has something strange and great to offer.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is beyond hilarious! Wayside school is as crazy as ever, and every chapter is funnier than the last. We¿ve got a computer teaching gravity, how the triangle got its name, the saga of Benjamin Nushmutt, a substitute teacher, and the final demise of Wayside School.
khayra.b on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A really imaginative way of telling the story as well as an imaginative story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kk 5 million stars
pickanboo3 More than 1 year ago
Simply Amazing! Best part of my childhood!
Carol_GA More than 1 year ago
I bought this series for my daughters. They love the stories. They are so silly that it's entertaining reading for the kids. I would suggest it for kids of all ages who are reading, especially if you are encouraging them to read more.
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LexAB More than 1 year ago
I'm twenty now and a junior in college and I still remember reading this book when I was in elementary school. This book has stayed with me ever since then and I still go back every now and then to read it. The wayside school series is absolutely hilarious. It's definitely a must read for children and I think adults can enjoy it too.
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