Louis Sachar, Author

By Aidan Hanks


Louis Sachar was born on March 20, 1954 in East Meadow, New York.  He moved from there when he was nine to California.  He loved school and was a good student.  He became an avid reader in high school.  In college, he was an elementary school teacher assistant.  He wrote his first book, Sideway Stories from Wayside School, when he graduated from college.  They were stories about the kids he had in his class.  He became a lawyer when he was done with college, but when his books started to sell, he stopped and writing became his only job.  


Louis Sachar had a lot of quotes.  These two are the best.

Book List

Wayside School

Marvin Redpost

  • Kidnapped at Birth?
  • Why Pick on Me?
  • Is He a Girl?
  • Alone In His Teacher's House
  • Class President (1999)
  • A Flying Birthday Cake? (1999)
  • Super Fast Out of Control! (2000)
  • A Magic Crystal? (2000)

Holes series

List found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Sachar

Book Review: Holes

Holes is a book about kids in a Camp Green Lake.  Camp Green Lake is a place for kids who have gotten into trouble and the Warden is in charge of them.  Camp Green Lake is an empty, hot place with barely any water.  The Warden is making the kids dig holes to find a chest from Kiss and Kate Barlow.  The main characters are Stanley Yelnats, Zero, and the Warden.  Stanley is a kid who was accused of stealing shoes from a famous baseball player.  Even though he didn't do it, he was sent to the camp where he met Zero. They became good friends.  

One of the themes in Holes is fate and destiny.  Stanley's family was cursed a long time ago by a gypsy. 100 years later, Stanley saved Zero and was able to follow his destiny.  It is also about friendship.  Stanley did not have a friend and other kids made fun of him.  When he met Zero, he met his best friend.  

I really liked this book.  It was my favorite of the three I read.  I would recommend it to anyone looking to read a good book.  The story was exciting and funny.  I felt like I was in the desert with them digging holes all day.

Book Review: Sideways Stories of a Wayside School

Sideways Stories of a Wayside School is set in an elementary school where Mrs. Jewls is the teacher of Todd, Sharie, Sammy, Rondi, Paul, and other kids in the class.  The book is about each character and what happens to them at the school.  Mrs. Gorf is the old teacher of the kids.  The school is not a normal school and many weird things happen to each kid.  

It's a really funny book and I laughed a lot.  If you like to read and laugh, this would be a great book for you.  

Book Review: There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom

There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom is a story about a boy, Bradley Childers, who is the most hated student in his elementary school.  He is very sad and having a hard time at home and at school.  By the end of the book, he starts to learn how to deal with his feelings with the help of his school counselor, Carla, and his new friend, Jeff.

The theme of this book is change.  Even the worse people can change into better people if they really want to.  

I would recommend this book to anyone.  Especially people who feel left out.  I really liked this book very much.  I felt sad for Bradley when I saw he wasn't completely bad.  

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