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Louis Sachar

Auteur de Le Passage

58+ oeuvres 64,915 utilisateurs 1,556 critiques 54 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins


Œuvres de Louis Sachar

Le Passage (1998) 23,296 exemplaires
Sideways Stories from Wayside School (1978) 8,389 exemplaires
Wayside School is Falling Down (1989) 5,323 exemplaires
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger (1995) 3,547 exemplaires
Pas à pas (2006) 2,983 exemplaires
Holes (Holes Series) 2,714 exemplaires
Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School (1989) 1,946 exemplaires
Le pitre de la classe (1991) 1,164 exemplaires
Marvin Redpost: Class President (1999) 1,132 exemplaires
Fuzzy Mud (2015) 840 exemplaires
Sixth Grade Secrets (1987) 791 exemplaires
Marvin Redpost: Why Pick on Me? (1993) 754 exemplaires
The Boy Who Lost His Face (1989) 673 exemplaires
Marvin Redpost: Is He a Girl? (1993) 566 exemplaires
Marvin Redpost: A Magic Crystal? (2000) 359 exemplaires
Someday Angeline (1983) 350 exemplaires
Manuel de survie de Stanley Yelnats (2001) 298 exemplaires
Johnny's in the Basement (1983) 113 exemplaires
Monkey Soup (1992) 69 exemplaires
Holes: Study Guide (HRW Library) (2002) 6 exemplaires
Marvin Repost 2 1 exemplaire
Holes - Teachers Guide (2008) — Auteur — 1 exemplaire
Sucesos en Monte Páramo (2016) 1 exemplaire
Holes: Novel-Ties Study Guide (2001) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Les chroniques de Harris Burdick (2011) — Contributeur — 864 exemplaires
Holes [2003 film] (2003) — Screenwriter — 293 exemplaires
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Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy (2009) — Contributeur — 71 exemplaires


Partage des connaissances

Nom canonique
Sachar, Louis
Date de naissance
Lieu de naissance
East Meadow, New York, USA
Lieux de résidence
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
Prix et distinctions
Newbery Medal (1999)
National Book Award for Young People's Literature (1998)
Courte biographie
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 à World Reading Circle (Juin 2013)


> Babelio :

> LE PASSAGE, Louis Sachar, Médium, l’école des loisirs, 2000, 278 pages, dès 13 ans. — LE PASSAGE de Louis Sachar est une autre des valeurs sûres publiées dans l’excellente collection Médium de l’école des loisirs. Un texte littéraire, dépaysant à souhait, bourré d’images qui restent. D’odeurs aussi. Et de chaleur. Celle du désert entourant le camp du Lac Vert. Pas une colonie de vacances que celui-là. Mais un camp où sont envoyés les jeunes qui ont commis des méfaits. Stanley y est expédié après avoir été condamné pour un vol dont il est innocent. Là, il va devoir creuser des trous. Un par jour. D’une circonférence et d’une profondeur précises. Sous le soleil implacable. Quelque chose de surréaliste émane de la situation. Pourtant, tous les ingrédients déposés par le romancier conduisent sur une piste on ne peut plus concrète… bien qu’un brin fantastique. De ce fantastique auquel il est facile et bon d’adhérer. (Sonia SARFATI)
La presse, 1 octobre 2000
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Joop-le-philosophe | 950 autres critiques | Nov 27, 2018 |
Un roman inclassable, très original, assez envoûtant, d’une belle écriture, construite comme un puzzle, avec des va-et-vient entre présent et passé.
fiestalire | 950 autres critiques | Oct 26, 2009 |


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