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ISBN13: 9780440419464
ISBN10: 0440419468
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"Long before there was Holes the movie, there was Holes the book, and readers had fallen in love with Louis Sachar's interwoven tales of exploited kids, poisonous lizards, interracial love, smelly feet, and, of course, Stanley Yelnats's no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. 'Every little piece fits together,' says Frances Foster, Sachar's editor. 'There's enormous satisfaction in reading that kind of story.'" Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor (read the entire CSM review)

Synopses & Reviews

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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.

Review:

"Sachar's earlier Wayside School stories always had a Pinkwaterish edge to them, but in Holes he comes fully, brilliantly into his own voice. This is a can't-put-it-down read." Kathleen Karr, Children's Literature

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:

"Sachar inserts humor that gives the suspense steep edges; the tone is as full of surprises as the plot....[N]othing is quite what it seems in this wildly inventive novel." Betsy Hearne, The New York Times Book Review

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:

The National Book Award and Newbery Medal-winning novel is the basis for Walt Disney's motion picture adaptation, starring Shia Le Bouf and Sigourney Weaver. Believing his family is under a curse, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a harsh correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

About the Author

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

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Mark.51.Kent, June 9, 2010 (view all comments by Mark.51.Kent)
Holes is a Amazing book. It's my favorite book. I've read this book 5 times. This amazing story is about This kid who gets blamed stealing a very "Famous" pair of shoes. He gets sent to a camp that he has to dig a hole 5 feet deep and 5 feet wide every day in the scorching sun. After he finds artifacts the leader will come and take it for himself. He teaches a friend how to read too. I would tell about the whole book but I want you to find out the rest of the book for yourself. So if you love a good adventure come check out this book.
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Hallesmommy123, January 6, 2010 (view all comments by Hallesmommy123)
I fell in love with this book as did my young daughter. She even requests this book at bedtime. Although this book is categorized for the pre-teen audience, I believe people of any age could pick up this book and enjoy it immensely. The fumbling hero(es) Sachar has created are incredibly loveable and courageous. Readers will find themselves laughing, sympathizing, and hoping with the characters through this wonderfully humorous and courageous little book.
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Hallesmommy123, January 6, 2010 (view all comments by Hallesmommy123)
I fell in love with this book as did my young daughter. She even requests this book at bedtime. Although this book is categorized for the pre-teen audience, I believe people of any age could pick up this book and enjoy it immensely. The fumbling hero(es) Sachar has created are incredibly loveable and courageous. Readers will find themselves laughing, sympathizing, and hoping with the characters through this wonderfully humorous and courageous little book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440419464
Author:
Sachar, Louis
Publisher:
Yearling
Location:
New York
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Homeless persons
Subject:
Movie Tie - In
Subject:
Buried treasure
Subject:
Juvenile delinquency
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - General
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Media Tie-In
Subject:
Situations / General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
March 11, 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.86x5.20x.62 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 256 pages Yearling Books - English 9780440419464 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Long before there was Holes the movie, there was Holes the book, and readers had fallen in love with Louis Sachar's interwoven tales of exploited kids, poisonous lizards, interracial love, smelly feet, and, of course, Stanley Yelnats's no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. 'Every little piece fits together,' says Frances Foster, Sachar's editor. 'There's enormous satisfaction in reading that kind of story.'" (read the entire CSM review)
"Review" by , "Sachar's earlier Wayside School stories always had a Pinkwaterish edge to them, but in Holes he comes fully, brilliantly into his own voice. This is a can't-put-it-down read."
"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 , "Sachar inserts humor that gives the suspense steep edges; the tone is as full of surprises as the plot....[N]othing is quite what it seems in this wildly inventive novel."
"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 , The National Book Award and Newbery Medal-winning novel is the basis for Walt Disney's motion picture adaptation, starring Shia Le Bouf and Sigourney Weaver. Believing his family is under a curse, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a harsh correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
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