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Louis Sachar

Autor/a de Clots

54+ obres 63,575 Membres 1,547 Ressenyes 54 preferits

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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys


Obres de Louis Sachar

Clots (1998) 22,993 exemplars
Sideways Stories from Wayside School (1978) 8,182 exemplars
Wayside School is Falling Down (1989) 5,202 exemplars
Hi ha un nen al lavabo de les nenes (1988) 3,752 exemplars
Small Steps (2006) 2,934 exemplars
Holes (Holes Series) 2,599 exemplars
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes (1991) 1,129 exemplars
Marvin Redpost: Class President (1999) 1,104 exemplars
Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? (1992) 1,064 exemplars
Fuzzy Mud (2015) 821 exemplars
Sixth Grade Secrets (1987) 775 exemplars
Marvin Redpost: Why Pick on Me? (1993) 734 exemplars
The Boy Who Lost His Face (1989) 660 exemplars
Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl? (1993) 557 exemplars
Marvin Redpost: A Magic Crystal? (2000) 349 exemplars
Someday Angeline (1983) 341 exemplars
Johnny's in the Basement (1983) 111 exemplars
Monkey Soup (1992) 68 exemplars
Holes 2 exemplars
Marvin Repost 2 1 exemplars
Holes: Novel-Ties Study Guide (2001) 1 exemplars
Sucesos en Monte Páramo (2016) 1 exemplars
Holes - Teachers Guide (2008) — Autor — 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Holes [2003 film] (2003) — Screenwriter — 283 exemplars
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Col·laborador — 263 exemplars
Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy (2009) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars


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Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
East Meadow, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
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
Premis i honors
Newbery Medal (1999)
Biografia breu
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 a World Reading Circle (juny 2013)


This novel truly holds up through time. I loved this book as a kid but haven’t read it for YEARS, and was pleasantly surprised to see it was just as good as I remember. The writing, characters, story- all excellent and highly re-readable.
deborahee | Hi ha 946 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
Stanley is under a curse all because of his great-great-grandfather being a thief. Stanley gets sent to a detention center, where he has to dig holes all day. The holes have to be exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There are holes everywhere. Stanley thnks the boys at the detention center have to dig holes as a punishment. However, he soon learns that he has to dig holes because the warden is looking for something. What could it be? Read this story to find out the truth behind the holes in this dark tale about crime and punishment.… (més)
satnightfevre | Hi ha 946 ressenyes més | Feb 16, 2024 |
It says a lot that I remember just about this entire story from the time I read it when I was younger. It did set me up with some weird expectations about sixth grade, though, luckily unfounded.
Jenniferforjoy | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Jan 29, 2024 |


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