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When Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake detention centre for a crime he did not commit, life becomes a challenge. First of all, he has to dig a hole a day - as deep as a man - in the baking Texas heat, looking for who knows what. Then, he has to avoid the cruel Mr Sir and... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780747563662
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780747544593
Published 1 October 2003 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback, Media tie-in
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Author(s) By Sachar, Louis
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ISBN-13 9780747563662
ISBN-10 0747563667
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 1 October 2003
International Publication Date 1 September 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Media tie-in
Edition Media tie-in
Author(s) By Sachar, Louis
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 429g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Adventure stories - gsafd, Juvenile corrections - United States - Juvenile fiction, Judicial error - United States - Juvenile fiction, Children's stories - lcsh
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;Young adult
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

When Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake detention centre for a crime he did not commit, life becomes much more of a challenge. First of all, he has to dig a hole a day - as deep as a man - in the baking Texas heat, looking for who knows what. Then, he has to avoid the cruel Mr Sir and the menacing warden. Will Stanley survive in this hostile environment? This is a wonderful, heartwarming, funny and life-affirming novel that is both genuinely original and brilliantly written.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
NZ Review 'This is an extraordinary and unconventional novel' Observer 'An exceptionally good novel' Sunday Times 'Truly outstanding' Irish Times
UK Review When your family has a history of chronic bad luck, it isn't too surprising when you find yourself sent to a boys' juvenile detention centre after a miscarriage of justice. This is Stanley Yelnats's problem, and he's philosophical when the Warden instructs the boys to dig a hole a day, five feet by five feet, in order to 'build character'. But Stanley happens across a very strange mystery as he digs... First-rate novels for younger readers are still a rarity, and the sign of Louis Sachar's achievement is that the adult reader is likely to be just as diverted by this marvellously inventive tale as the younger reader. The suspense is cannily judged and elements of magic realism are seamlessly incorporated into a very entertaining narrative. (Kirkus UK)

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Author's Bio

Louis Sachar lives in Texas where he writes full time. Recently he has been busy writing the screenplay for the movie of his novel HOLES. HOLES, the film, stars Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight and Patricia Arquette and is being billed as a remarkable and hugely entertaining family film - just like the book!

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