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Transcript of Louis Sachar
His famous writing
Wayside School Series
Tells the story of a school with 30 floors, but no 19th floor. Each book has 30 chapters, reflecting the 30 stories of the school.
Characters in Small Steps
Louis was born in East Meadow, New York on March 20, 1954
He is currently 60 years old
His family lives in Austin, Texas along with their dog, Watson.
He has a daughter named Sherre, who was born in 1987.
They were married in 1985.
He is married to Carla a counselor at an elementary school.
Received Law Degree from Hastings College of Law
Received Bachelor's Degree in Economics from University of California at Berkeley
Practiced law for 9 years before completely turning to writing.
Sachar writes in the morning, no more than 2 hours a day
He doesn't talk about ANY of his books until they are completely finished
His wife and daughter are the first to read his finished books
Almost all Sachar's bookshave some kind of moral
His favorite authors are: Katherine Paterson, Lois Lowry, Avi, William Sleader, and Walter Myers
His favorite book he has written is Holes
1) There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom
2) The Boy Who Lost His Face
3) Someday Angeline
4) Johnny's in the Basement
5) Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
6) Sixth Grade Secrets
Probably his most famous book
Holes: The story of Stanley Yelnats at Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention and correctional facility.
Small Steps: The "sequel" to holes, which follows Armpit
Setting and Time Period
His real name is Theodore Johnson.
He is trying to turn his life around after having committed a violent crime.
He wants to become a better person.
His best friends are Ginny and X-Ray.
He is 17 years old.
He is very tall and muscular for his age.
He is also a past criminal motivated by money and schemes.
He has glasses and is small.
Ten year old girl who has cerebral palsy.
She sees the good in people and is very caring.
She lives next to Armpit.
What is cerebral palsy?
Jerome Paisley "El Genius": Kaira's step-father and manager
Frank "Doofus": Kaira's body guard
Cherry Lane: The mayor of Austin
Tatiana: Girl in school with Armpit that he has a crush on
Wants to be treated like a normal teenager.
Isn't happy with her family life or her life in general.
Austin is the second largest state capital in the United States.
Austin has a population of 865,504.
Austin has a humid subtropical climate characterized by hot summers and mild winters. Austin is usually at least partially sunny, receiving nearly 2650 hours, or 60.3% of the possible total, of bright sunshine per year.
Austin summers are usually hot, with average July and August highs in the high-90s
(January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late 1960s. Her genre was psychedelic rock. She performed at Woodstock. She was a powerful woman singer.
Small Steps takes place in modern day. The date is approximately 2006.