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Sideways Stories from Wayside School
First edition
Author Louis Sachar
Illustrator Dennis Hockerman (first edition)
Julie Brinckloe (second edition)
Adam McCauley (third edition)
Tim Heitz (fourth edition)
Peter Allen (UK edition)
Country United States
Language English
Series Wayside School
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Publication date
January 1, 1978 (first edition)

May 6, 1985 (second edition) May 6, 2003 (third edition)

January 14, 2004 (fourth edition)
Media type Print (in Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 141
ISBN 0-695-80964-4
Followed by Wayside School is Falling Down 

Sideways Stories from Wayside School is a 1978 children's short story cycle novel by American author Louis Sachar, and the first book in the Wayside School series.

The novel was later adapted into a Nickelodeon television series, Wayside.


The story takes place in the fictional Wayside School, a school that was meant to be built one story tall with thirty classrooms all in a row, but was instead built thirty stories tall with a single classroom on each floor, save for the nonexistent nineteenth story. The book is primarily set in Mrs. Jewls' class, which is located on the thirtieth story of Wayside School, and each chapter focuses on a different student or teacher at the school.


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