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Holes
 

Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole. ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780747551409
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780747544593
Published 8 May 2000 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback, Export and UK open market ed
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Author(s) By Sachar, Louis
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ISBN-13 9780747551409
ISBN-10 0747551405
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 8 May 2000
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Export and UK open market ed
Edition Export and UK open market ed
Author(s) By Sachar, Louis
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 178mm
Weight 138g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth. In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece that will leave all readers amazed and delighted by the author's narrative flair and brilliantly handled plot.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Holes is one of those instant classics that adults, as well as children over eight, will thoroughly enjoy. Sachar has created something quite different from JK Rowling or Philip Pullman, but no less enchanting' Independent on Sunday 'If you want a witty, moving read that grabs you and never lets up, look no further than Holes' The Daily Telegraph 'Forget the fame and glamour of Holes, the movie and the rest. Just remember Camp Green Lake and that story that gave us one of the best books of the last ten years' Books for Keeps

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Author's Bio

Louis Sachar is the author of several popular novels for children - all published in the USA. He lives in Austin, Texas. This is the first of his books published in the UK.

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