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Louis Sachar

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59+ Værker 65,921 Medlemmer 1,553 Anmeldelser 55 Favorited

Om forfatteren

Louis Sachar was born in East Meadow, New York on March 20, 1954. He attended the University of California, at Berkeley. During his senior year, he helped out at Hillside Elementary School. It was his experience there that led to his first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, written in vis mere 1976. After college, he worked for a while in a sweater warehouse in Norwalk, Connecticut before attending Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where he graduated in 1980. Sideways Stories from Wayside School was accepted for publication during his first week of law school. He worked part-time as a lawyer for eight years before becoming a full-time writer in 1989. His other works include There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, the Marvin Redpost books, Fuzzy Mud, and Holes, which won the 1999 Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and was made into a major motion picture. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Louis Sachar

Straffen (1998) 23,546 eksemplarer, 950 anmeldelser
Sideways Stories from Wayside School (1978) 8,540 eksemplarer, 106 anmeldelser
Wayside School is Falling Down (1989) 5,432 eksemplarer, 32 anmeldelser
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom (1988) 3,895 eksemplarer, 73 anmeldelser
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger (1995) 3,618 eksemplarer, 20 anmeldelser
Small Steps (2006) 3,014 eksemplarer, 74 anmeldelser
Holes (Holes Series) 2,802 eksemplarer, 54 anmeldelser
Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School (1989) 1,974 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes (1991) 1,186 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
Marvin Redpost: Class President (1999) 1,160 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? (1992) 1,094 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
More Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School (1994) 1,051 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Marvin Redpost: Alone in His Teacher's House (1994) 1,010 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
The Cardturner: A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker (2010) 886 eksemplarer, 57 anmeldelser
Fuzzy Mud (2015) 852 eksemplarer, 44 anmeldelser
Sixth Grade Secrets (1987) 798 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
Marvin Redpost: Why Pick on Me? (1993) 765 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
The Boy Who Lost His Face (1989) 683 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Marvin Redpost: Super Fast, Out of Control! (2000) 571 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl? (1993) 570 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Marvin Redpost: A Flying Birthday Cake? (1999) 488 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Marvin Redpost: A Magic Crystal? (2000) 367 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Someday Angeline (1983) 356 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom (2020) 318 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake (2001) 298 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Johnny's in the Basement (1983) 112 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Monkey Soup (1992) 69 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Holes: Study Guide (HRW Library) (2002) 6 eksemplarer
Skandinavisches Lesebuch. (2003) 1 eksemplar
Marvin Repost 2 1 eksemplar
Holes - Teachers Guide (2008) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Sucesos en Monte Páramo (2016) 1 eksemplar
Holes: Novel-Ties Study Guide (2001) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales (2011) — Bidragyder — 871 eksemplarer, 46 anmeldelser
Holes [2003 film] (2003) — Screenwriter — 296 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Bidragyder — 274 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy (2009) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Sachar, Louis
East Meadow, New York, USA
Tustin, California, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Antioch College
University of California, Berkeley (BA ∙ Economics ∙ 1976)
University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD ∙ 1980)
young adult fiction writer
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Newbery Medal (1999)
National Book Award for Young People's Literature (1998)
Kort biografi
Louis Sachar (born March 20, 1954) is an American young-adult mystery-comedy author. He is best known for the Wayside School series and the novel Holes.

Holes won the 1998 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children". In 2013, it was ranked sixth among all children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal.

After graduating from Tustin high school, Sachar attended Antioch College for a semester before transferring to University of California, Berkeley, during which time he began helping at an elementary school in return for 3 college credits. Sachar later recalled,

I thought it over and decided it was a pretty good deal. College credits, no homework, no term papers, no tests, all I had to do was help out in a second/third grade class at Hillside Elementary School. Besides helping out in a classroom, I also became the Noontime Supervisor, or "Louis the Yard Teacher" as I was known to the kids. It became my favorite college class, and a life changing experience.

Sachar graduated from UC Berkeley in 1976 with a degree in Economics, and began working on Sideways Stories From Wayside School, a children's book set at an elementary school with supernatural elements. Although the book's students were named after children from Hillside and there is a presumably autobiographical character named "Louis the Yard Teacher," Sachar has said that he draws very little from personal experience, explaining that ". ... my personal experiences are kind of boring. I have to make up what I put in my books."

Sachar wrote the book at night over the course of nine months, during which he worked during the day in a Connecticut sweater warehouse. After being fired from the warehouse, Sachar decided to go to law school, around which time Sideways Stories From Wayside School was accepted for publication. The book was released in 1978; though it was not widely distributed and subsequently did not sell very well, Sachar began to accumulate a fan base among young readers. Sachar graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1980 and did part-time legal work while continuing to write children's books. By 1989, his books were selling well enough that Sachar was able to begin writing full-time.

Sachar married Carla Askew, an elementary school counselor, in 1985. They live in Austin, Texas, and have a daughter, Sherre, born January 19, 1987. Sachar has mentioned both his wife and daughter in his books; Carla was the inspiration for the counselor in There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom (1988), and Stanley's lawyer in Holes.

When asked about whether he thought children have changed over the years, Sachar responded: "I've actually been writing since 1976, and my first book is still in print and doing very well."

On April 18, 2003, the Walt Disney film adaptation of Holes was released, which earned $71.4 million worldwide. Sachar himself wrote the film's screenplay. On November 19, 2005, the Wayside School series was adapted into a special, two years later becoming a TV show with two seasons.



Holes, Louis Sachar i World Reading Circle (juni 2013)


Great book! Sure to hook in the most reluctant readers. Sachar is a master of blending different timelines together in a way that keeps you hooked. Excellent foreshadowing, excellent themes.
znslinkm | 949 andre anmeldelser | Jul 7, 2024 |
A boy named Stanley is imprisoned in a juvenile correctional facility, where the inmates are forced to dig a hole in the desert every day, apparently as a character-building punishment. Stanley, who is actually innocent of the theft he was convicted for, has to adapt and survive, until he finds clues that make him think there's a purpose behind making them dig the desert everyday. At the same time, we follow events in the life of the ancestors of some of the characters that help us understand what's going on.

The beginning is very grounded and makes you get easily into the story, and once the more far-fetched, fairy-tale-like elements start you easily accept them because you are already invested in the characters. The story ties all the narrative lines beautifully, making this one of the greatest YA stories for boys. This is one of those books that you can hand to a reluctant reader, confident that he'll enjoy it.
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jcm790 | 949 andre anmeldelser | May 26, 2024 |
This was my favorite book when I was a kid. I just finished reading it for the first time in years and it was just as good as I remembered.
zeronetwo | 72 andre anmeldelser | May 14, 2024 |


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