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Holes (Paperback)

By Sachar, Louis

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As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

ISBN 9780440414803
Published 9 May 2000 by Random House
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780440414803
ISBN-10 0440414806
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books
Publication Date 9 May 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Sachar, Louis
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 233
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 190mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 159g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Juvenile delinquency - Fiction., Homeless persons - Fiction., Friendship - Fiction.
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 260410

Description of this Book

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys build character by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment--and redemption.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Young Reader's Choice Award (Grades 4-8) 2001 -- Winner of Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (Grades 3-5) 2003 -- Winner of Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (Grades 6-8) 2003 -- Winner of Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award 2002 -- Winner of Buckeye Children's Book Award (Grades 6-8) 2001
NZ Review A dazzling blend of social commentary, tall tale and magic realism. <br>--Publishers Weekly, Starred<br><br> There is no question, kids will love Holes. --School Library Journal, Starred

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Author's Bio

Louis Sachar is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Holes, which won the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Christopher Award, as well as Stanley Yelnats' Survival to Camp Green Lake; Small Steps, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award; and The Cardturner, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Parents' Choice Gold Award recipient, and an ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book. His books for younger readers include There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series, among many others.

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