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Copy of Louis Sachar Author Study
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― Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories From Wayside School
“I'm not saying it's going to be easy. Nothing in life is easy. But that's no reason to give up. You'll be surprised what you can accomplish if you set your mind to it. After all, you only have one life, so you should try to make the most of it.”
Louis Sachar, from Holes
"Read, find out what you like to read, and try to figure out what it is that makes you like. And you have to rewrite. My first draft of anything I write is really awful."
Louis Sachar's advice to others Quotations Louis Sachar was born on March 20, 1954 in East Meadow, New York. His father's name is Robert and his mother's name is Ruth. He moved to Tustin, California when he was 9. He was a great student in school but never enjoyed reading until high school. Authors such as J.D. Salinger and Kurt Vonnegut were authors inspired him the most. Some of his favorite authors were E.B. White, E.L. Doctorow, Margaret Atwood, Tolstoy, and Richard Price.
He married Carla, a counselor at an elementary school, in 1985. They have a daughter named Sherre. They also have two dogs named Tippy and Lucky. Sachar family are currently living in Austin, Texas. His favorite activities are skiing, walking his dogs, playing bridge, playing guitar and singing. He loves spending time with Carla and Sherre. Biography What I noticed about his writing and writing style
Louis Sachar keeps his writing simple and uses some big vocabulary. He avoids adverbs in his stories and uses repetition. Louis Sachar often takes the reader back in time using a flashback.
He tells a new storyline and introduces new characters, He makes the reader ask many questions.
He uses very short sentences, this is very unusual yet it is effective. This makes the book much faster and quicker to read. It also makes the reader ask questions to himself and makes him want to quickly move on to the next page and never stop reading. Awards
National Book award
Boston Globe Award
Horn Book Award an
ALA Best Book for Young people
ALA Notable Children’s Book
ALA Quick Pick
Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
Horn Book Fanfare
School Library Best Book of the year
New York Times Best Book Review
Notable Children’s Book of the year Interview with Louis Sachar How he came up with names - "Hole"
Thanks for Listening! Stanley Yelnats was given a choice of going to jail, or go to Camp Green Lake. Stanley was from a poor family and had never been to camp before. He didn't know what to expect from this camp. Stanley was sent to Camp Greenlake because he was accused of stealing sneakers, that was donated to a celebrity event. The boys there have to dig a hole underground that has to be specifically 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep. He believes that his family is "cursed" because of "no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather." Mr. Gorf was the son of Mrs. Gorf, who tortured the students in the school. When Mrs. Gorf gets turned into an apple, her son replaces her and tortures them even more. He takes away the students voices and calls their parents and tell them that they hate them, in revenge of taking away his mother. Bradley Chalkers is a liar, and a bully. He doesn't have friend in the world. The kids think he's a monster, and Bradley seems to agree. When he is sent to the new school counselor, she sees the likable Bradley beneath the "monster". But just as she begins to build Bradley's self-confidence, the school board decides to replace her with a computer What I can emulate in my writing
Keep my writing simple, use big vocabulary,
Class clown Gary "Goon'' Boone loves to tell jokes, but everyone else is tired of them, and him. When the school talent show is coming up, Gary decides to perfect his humor and show everyone just how funny he can be. But the road to success has many troubles and Gary's dreams may be not come true. and many more... Awards are proof of his success as an accomplished writer. Louis Sachar By Daniel Chung Table of Contents Slide 1: Biography
Slide 2: adult education
Slide 3: Pictures of Louis Sachar
Slide 4: Books he wrote
Slide 5: Quotes
Slide 6: What I notice about his writing
Slide 7: Awards
Slide 8: What I can emulate into my writing
Slide 9: Video of Louis Sachar
Slide 10: THE END