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Holes (Hardback)

By Sachar, Louis

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...dly 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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ISBN 9780374312640
Released NZ 26 Jun 2018
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780374312640
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
Imprint Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Released 26 Jun 2018
Publication Country
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Sachar, Louis
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 221mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 354g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile