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Subject: Good Books

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Date Posted: 00:43:29 09/18/03 Thu

I promised Queen that I would post on her book club forum. She thinks I'm going to post about some civil war books I'm reading. Unless you're really interested in the civil war that would be boring.

I've found a book that is much more interesting! The book is called Wayside School gets a Little Stranger. (Finding books like this is one of the advantages of being the parent of a third grader.) Wayside School is unlike any school you've ever encountered. The contractor held the plans sideways durring construction and rather than build a school with 30 class rooms side by side he built a 30 story building with one class room on each floor. (except for the 19th floor. There is no 19th floor.) (don't ask)

When my daughter insisted on reading the book in the car on the way home from the library, I knew this book was special. I have not laughed so hard at a book in a long time. One of my favorite parts involves a student explaining a lesson in exaggeration which she learned at her previous school. "the teacher in her previous school talked about exaggeration all the time. There were 10,000 tests on the subject. And if you spelled exaggeration wrong the teacher would kill you." Needless to say she learned her lessons well. There are lots of gems like this in this book.

This book was written by Louis Sachar who has written three other books about Wayside School. you can read more about Wayside School here -


Unfortunately our local library only carries Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger. So I'll have to buy the other 3 for my daughter so I can read them.

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