Louis Sachar: Biography, Books & Facts


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What inspired Sachar to write the Wayside School series?

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1. When Sachar was fired from the sweater warehouse, what did he do?

2. The book Holes won which of these awards?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are some of Louis Sachar's most famous books and what did the author do before being able to support himself with his writing? These are among the professional and personal details you will need to know about this author in order to answer the questions in the quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Sachar's inspiration for his Wayside School series
  • What Sachar did after being fired from his job at a sweater warehouse
  • Which award Sachar's novel Holes won
  • A criticism of Louis Sachar
  • Which job or jobs Sachar worked at before becoming a full-time author

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding biographical and professional details about Louis Sachar
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the titles of Sachar's works
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Sachar's most famous novel, Holes

Additional Learning

To learn more about this author, review the accompanying lesson called Louis Sachar: Biography, Books & Facts. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide personal information about Louis Sachar's upbringing, schooling and pre-writing careers
  • Discuss Sachar's early Wayside School series
  • Relate information about Sachar's book Holes, including plot summary, awards, film adaptation and other books in the series
  • List other titles in Sachar's bibliography
  • Note some criticisms directed toward Sachar's works