Louis Sachar was born in East Meadow, New York, moved to Southern
California when he was nine, and now lives in Austin, Texas.Louis's
first book for children, Sideways Stories from Wayside
School was accepted for publication during his first week of
law school.Although Louis graduated and passed the bar exam, he
opted to be a full-time writer for children rather than a
Louis met his wife, Carla, when he was a visiting author at a school in Texas.She was a counselor at the same school.They have a daughter, Sherre.Louis likes to play chess, cards, ski, play the guitar (and sing loudly), but mostly he likes spending time with Carla and Sherre.
"The story is wonderfully logical and absurd, with a wit and attention to detail rare in an easy reader."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books. "Fast paced, easy to read, and full of humor."--School Library Journal.