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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (37,971 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louis Sachar Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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Wayside School was supposed to be 30 classrooms, one story high. But by mistake, it was built straight up - 30 stories. And that's not all that's funny here! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara ♥ | 2/13/2014

    " This is a really great little book about a crazy school with crazy students... :) A book every kid would enjoy and therefore should read! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/11/2014

    " i am reading this book with emily and we always find out different things about the charcters and we always look at each othe and say "OK THEN" it is so funny and good so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 1/2/2014

    " Loved these books when I was younger! Honestly I still love them :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 12/27/2013

    " LOVE IT! I think this was my first "favorite" book ever. So funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 12/19/2013

    " After rereading this childhood favorite for the first time in probably 20 years, I can see why I loved it so much. Did I enjoy it quite so much this time around? No. But I did still like it quite a bit. And I can see my students really loving the absurdity of it. Would be a great read-aloud - maybe do just a couple of stories a week with my fourth graders, building to some fun projects - like writing our own set of silly class stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hakop Tataryan | 12/11/2013

    " I can read this book over and over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G.K. | 12/4/2013

    " I loved this book when I was younger. Our librarian read it to us in second grade, and everyone was belly laughing. Some parts were not so funny for me though, because I felt bad for the kids getting tormented by that awful teacher. Overall, it is a good book for grades 4 and under. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 11/22/2013

    " This book was so great I gave it 5 stars. this book is about a teacher,her name is Mrs.Gorf and if a kid coughs or sneezes or does anything bad, Mrs. Gorf will turn them into an apple. It has so many other great stories. Each chapter is a new story. Hilarious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Breana Vining | 11/11/2013

    " These were the absolute best stories to read in middle school. They were fun and interesting, exactly what children in this age range need to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 10/13/2013

    " Every child should read this crazy book. It is just so much fun. It's one of those books that some grown-ups wouldn't approve of, but I think kids can tell that Sachar was writing just for them. It really is an amazing book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Heywood | 10/2/2013

    " cute. I have a feeling I might have read this before. It seems like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsi Ham | 9/15/2013

    " This was one of my favorite books in elementary school. It is well written and a very fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pumaya | 8/29/2013

    " i loved it. it was funny but the teacher was scary because she turnd kids into apples.but my favorite chapter was the one with the dead rat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammu Hammu | 8/29/2013

    " Hah! Read this in school! Always ;) You can learn a lot in school with this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 8/27/2013

    " A great read--fantasy, beleivable and unbelievable--Sachar is a great kids writer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 5/26/2013

    " One of those books I read over and over again when I was a kid, although mine had the blue cover. I saw Louis Sachar last night at Mad Art Gallery - he was cute and shy and there were only about 20 people in the audience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeleineg | 2/24/2013

    " i read this about 10 times between yr 4 and 5 as it was the only good book in our class library "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 12/21/2012

    " Very silly but fun - my kids loved it. Bethany's read all 3 of these books to the kids now. The short chapters are perfect for those hectic nights when time is an issue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Hoy Watts Middle School | 12/16/2012

    " My mother made me read the Wayside School books and I really enjoyed them....they are goofy and funny is a really neat way and make reading really enjoyable! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The New Maria | 10/28/2012

    " I LOVED IT. i loved everything about it, it's wackoness and charm. The oddity of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 9/19/2012

    " I was introduced to this book in maybe third grade, and still enjoy reading. It's a funny, easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianon Baker | 8/28/2012

    " my class gobbled up this read-aloud book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ☞Proud☜ ☺✌Bookworm☮♪ | 7/30/2012

    " how do you not love Wayside?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 5/28/2012

    " I loved it when I was in school "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 4/17/2012

    " I remember reading this as a kid, but never did I realize how freaking hilarious it is. Love it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirin | 4/8/2012

    " cute, i think zainab can handle it soon, silly and imaginative in a simple way :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/7/2012

    " I absolutely loved this book and the rest of the series as a child. it was so different and it really stuck with me. even as an adult I would be willing to read it again just for kicks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kati | 2/2/2012

    " Whoa! Talk abut a blast from the past! I've just been going over all of the books I read when I was like 8 years old and I totally forgot about this one. This one was definately one of my favorites. The stories were super funny and even though I'm 18 years old I definately wanna read this again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 1/5/2012

    " Read this in 4th grade. Good read for grade school children or teachers that read to their class. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wai Lin | 11/3/2011

    " This book was strange but it was written to make people laugh. It was split up in chapters but each chapter was a short story. It told a story about each person there and it was unique. Overall, I thought this was a pretty good reading material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shayna Smith | 10/4/2011

    " Hilarious! Such a funny book. Totally good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 5/8/2011

    " This book was interesting.... if you like to read humorous stories than this is the best book for you! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simone | 4/24/2011

    " This was my favorite childhood book!!! I think I'm going to read it as an adult! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob | 2/26/2011

    " No one likes their own flavored ice cream... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 2/17/2011

    " Just about the best children's fiction out there! The running gags, the oddball students and faculty, the fun absurdity that never becomes potty humor... these are probably some of the funniest books I've ever read, let alone in my childhood. Shout out to dead rats and potato ankle tattoos. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/4/2011

    " oh i use to love these "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dnguyen17 | 1/1/2011

    " I love this series each chapter is based on a different thing but you will find out that if you have read the chapter before carefully you can find clues to answering the chapter you are on even though its a different topic. They still have something in common. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tremayne | 12/14/2010

    " I like this book because it has a lot of comedy and humor. Also every kid has a different personality "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lainie | 10/8/2010

    " These funny stories made me laugh the whole time I was reading it! I have read the whole series twice, because I love all the students and Miss Jewls and all their crazy stories. I recommend these books for people who love humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Britni | 9/25/2010

    " I read these when I was a kid and the were quite funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 9/9/2010

    " Probably the most hilarious book or audiobook we've read/listened together. My only reservation is that the words "stupid" and "idiot" appear more than I'd love them to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agata | 8/16/2010

    " I loved these books when I was young! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 7/7/2010

    " soooo funny! the kids and I laughed alot listening to it in the car driving back and forth to summer activities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lara | 7/2/2010

    " Soooo funny! I love Louis Sachar's sense of humor with these. Loved the arrangement of the first book with the short chapters about each student. Saw a play of this with my students one year at the South Coast Repertory Theater and it made a great production. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Feryaal | 6/2/2010

    " I love this book it's so funny I have too read it again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/26/2010

    " I loved these books when I was a kid. I read them so many times I still know all the stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara ? | 4/23/2010

    " Only listened to the first book, but it was a really great little book about a crazy school with crazy students... :) A book every kid would enjoy and therefore should read! :) "

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About the Author
Author Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar is the author of the New York Times bestseller Holes, which won the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Christopher Award. He also wrote Stanley Yelnats’ Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake; Small Steps, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award; and The Cardturner, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award recipient, and an ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book. His books for younger readers include There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series, among many others.