More than that, the Wayside School books are honest portrayals of the confusion and paradoxes involved with being a child. As I grow older and the many sensations that are part of being a kid grow more and more distant, I value these books more, because they’re among the few stories that rekindle my memories and emotions of my youth.
Louis Sachar is the author of the international bestseller and award-winning Holes, now a feature film. All of Louis's books for children have been published in the UK by Bloomsbury. These also include Small Steps, Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Greenlake, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Pig City, Someday Angeline, and the Marvin Redpost series and the Wayside School books. Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter and two dogs.