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Wayside School is Falling Down
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First edition
Author Louis Sachar
Illustrator Joel Schick (first edition)
Adam McCauley (second edition)
Country United States
Language English
Series Wayside School
Subject the school is falling down
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Lothrop, Lee & Shepard
(HarperCollins imprint)
Publication date
March 22, 1989
Media type Print (in Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 179 pp (1st edition hardcover)
ISBN 0-688-07868-0 (hardcover)
OCLC 17620889
LC Class PZ7.S1185 Way 1989
Preceded by Sideways Stories From Wayside School (1978)' 
Followed by Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger (1995)' 

Wayside School is Falling Down is a 1989 children's, dark comedy, short story cycle, novel by American author Louis Sachar, and the second book in his Wayside School series. Like its predecessor, it contains 30 chapters, although some chapters are interconnected in a more narrative form rather than as separate stories, as is the case for its predecessor. The title comes from the title of the favorite song of one character, Kathy, in the tune of 'London Bridge Is Falling Down', during the course of the book. The novel revolves around three main storylines: first is the introduction of a new student, Benjamin Nushmutt, while another involves Miss Zarves, the teacher of the nonexistent 19th-floor class. The third and final story-line, told in the final chapter of the book, ends in a cliffhanger.


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