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Holes (Holes #1)
by Louis Sachar

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Holes (Holes #1) by Louis Sachar Overview

Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Ages 10+ 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, w Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Ages 10+ 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.

Louis Sachar

About Holes (Holes #1) Description

Louis Sachar (pronounced Sacker), born March 20, 1954, is an American author of children's books.

Data Book Holes (Holes #1)

Original Title Holes ISBN 0439244196 (ISBN13: 9780439244190 ) Edition Language English Series Holes #1 Characters Stanley Yelnats setting Green Lake, Texas (United States) Literary Awards Newbery Medal (1999), National Book Award for Young People's Literature (1998), West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA) for Older Readers (2001), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (2002), Grand Canyon Reader Award for Teen Book (2001) ...more Nene Award (2001), Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award for Grade 6-9 (2001), Massachusetts Children's Book Award (2001), Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (2000), Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award for Grades 6-8 (2000), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2000), Evergreen Teen Book Award (2001), Soaring Eagle Book Award (2003), Sunshine State Young Readers Award for Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8 (2002), Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award for Junior (2001), Zilveren Zoen (2000), Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis Nominee for Jugendbuch (2001), Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction (1999), New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award for Young Adult (2001), Oklahoma Sequoyah Award for Children and YA (2001) ...less (142)