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ISBN13: 9780440228592
ISBN10: 044022859x
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This winner of the Newbery Medal as well as the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who 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 Yelnatses. 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.

Review:

"[W]ry and loopy....[A] dazzling blend of social commentary, tall tale and magic realism. Readers (especially boys) will likely delight in the larger-than-life (truly Texas-style) manner in which Sachar fills in all the holes, as he ties together seemingly disparate story threads to dispel ghosts from the past and give everyone their just deserts." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"The author's ability to knit Stanley and Zero's compelling story in and out of a history of intriguing ancestors is captivating. Stanley's wit, integrity, faith, and wistful innocence will charm readers....There is no question, kids will love Holes." School Library Journal (Starred Review)

Review:

"Good Guys and Bad get just deserts in the end, and Stanley gets plenty of opportunities to display pluck and valor in this rugged, engrossing adventure." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"We haven't seen a book with this much plot, so suspensefully and expertly deployed, in too long a time. And the ending will make you cheer....Louis Sachar has long been a great and deserved favorite among children, despite the benign neglect of critics." Horn Book

Review:

"This delightfully clever story is well-crafted and thought-provoking, with a bit of a folklore thrown in for good measure." Mary Ann Capan, VOYA

Synopsis:

Stanley's curse began with his no-good great-great-grandfather. Now he's been unjustly sent to a boysU detention center where the warden makes the boys "build character" by digging holes. Stanley realizes the boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake?

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Louis Sachar's popular books include There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom and Dogs Don't Tell Jokes.

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brunettegal418, January 1, 2008 (view all comments by brunettegal418)
This cunning story told delightfully by Louis Sachar is a must read that will be enjoyed by everyone. Sachar's writing is clever and deeply captivating, while the storyline captures your imagination. By constantly developing the mysterious camp into an almost historical, magical mystery and adventure, Sachar has written a true masterpiece!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440228592
Author:
Sachar, Louis
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Location:
New York
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Homeless persons
Subject:
Buried treasure
Subject:
Juvenile delinquency
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
0016
Publication Date:
August 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.82x4.24x.77 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 272 pages Laurel Leaf Library - English 9780440228592 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[W]ry and loopy....[A] dazzling blend of social commentary, tall tale and magic realism. Readers (especially boys) will likely delight in the larger-than-life (truly Texas-style) manner in which Sachar fills in all the holes, as he ties together seemingly disparate story threads to dispel ghosts from the past and give everyone their just deserts."
"Review" by , "The author's ability to knit Stanley and Zero's compelling story in and out of a history of intriguing ancestors is captivating. Stanley's wit, integrity, faith, and wistful innocence will charm readers....There is no question, kids will love Holes."
"Review" by , "Good Guys and Bad get just deserts in the end, and Stanley gets plenty of opportunities to display pluck and valor in this rugged, engrossing adventure."
"Review" by , "We haven't seen a book with this much plot, so suspensefully and expertly deployed, in too long a time. And the ending will make you cheer....Louis Sachar has long been a great and deserved favorite among children, despite the benign neglect of critics."
"Review" by , "This delightfully clever story is well-crafted and thought-provoking, with a bit of a folklore thrown in for good measure."
"Synopsis" by , Stanley's curse began with his no-good great-great-grandfather. Now he's been unjustly sent to a boysU detention center where the warden makes the boys "build character" by digging holes. Stanley realizes the boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake?
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