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Holes

Holes
 

20 Years in Print Winner of the National Book Award Dazzling --Publishers Weekly, starred review Heartrending --The Horn Book, starred review Brilliant --School Library Journal, starred review Engrossing --Kirkus Reviews A joyful, eerie tour de force --The Boston Sunday Globe Wil... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780374312640
Barcode 9780374312640
Published 26 June 2018 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Sachar, Louis
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ISBN-13 9780374312640
ISBN-10 0374312648
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
Imprint Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publication Date 26 June 2018
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sachar, Louis
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 349g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 943078

Description of this Book

20 Years in Print Winner of the National Book Award Dazzling --Publishers Weekly, starred review Heartrending --The Horn Book, starred review Brilliant --School Library Journal, starred review Engrossing --Kirkus Reviews A joyful, eerie tour de force --The Boston Sunday Globe Wildly inventive --The New York Times Book Review Stanley Yelnats's family has a history of bad luck, so he isn't too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a boys' juvenile detention center, Camp Green Lake. But there is no lake--it has been dry for over a hundred years--and it's hardly a camp: as punishment, the boys must each dig a hole a day, five feet deep, five feet across, in the hard earth of the dried-up lake bed. The warden claims that this pointless labor builds character, but that's a lie. Stanley must try to dig up the truth. In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar weaves a narrative puzzle that tangles and untangles, until it becomes clear that the hand of fate has been at work in the lives of the characters--and their forebears--for generations. It is a darkly humorous tale of crime, punishment, and redemption.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Vladimir Radunsky created the artwork for the 1998 hardcover, and another of his striking paintings adorns Farrar, Straus and Giroux's 10th-anniversary edition . . . Wrapped in an acetate jacket, the whole package has a crisp, sparkling appeal. Kid-friendly bonus materials include lighthearted personal perspectives written by Sachar's older brother, daughter, and wife; his Newbery acceptance speech; and several black-and-white photos, mostly taken on the movie set. --SLJ's Extra Helping Stanley Yelnats IV has been wrongly accused of stealing a famous baseball player's valued sneakers and is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention home where the boys dig holes, five feet deep by five feet across, in the miserable Texas heat. It's just one more piece of bad luck that's befallen Stanley's family for generations...There is no question, kids will love Holes. --Starred, School Library Journal

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Author's Bio

LOUIS SACHAR made history with Holes, which won every major children's book award and was turned into a movie. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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