HolesBook - 2000
Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look.
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 Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.
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. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.
Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud.
"A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times
WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS
Baker & Taylor
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. As further evidence of his family's bad fortune, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself
Stanley Yelnats is sent away to a boys' detention center where the warden instructs the boys to "build character" by digging holes everyday, but it doesn't take long for Stanley to figure out that the warden is up to something, and he decides to figure out what it is. Newbery Medal Winner. Teacher's Guide available. Reprint.
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ReadingAdviser_Lori Mar 07, 2018
This modern classic novel is a must-read for children, teens and adults who enjoy a story that is darkly humorous and mysterious.
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Young Stanley is forced to go to a camp called 'camp green lake', but its not green at all, just sand and earth. And there is no Lake, its been dry for over 1000 years. Camp Green lake has a long history, and a bad, violent one too. All those 'bad' boys must dig a hole 5 feet high and 5 feet wide. This heartwarming book captures scenes no one would imagine. But while Stanley Yelnats goes through that suffering, Hecter Zeroni(AKA Zero) goes through the worst.
Stanley Yelnats is wrongfully accused of theft and is forced into a juvenile detention camp and is forced to dig holes until he finds treasure with his best friend Zero.
Stanley has to go to Camp Green Lake, a boys' detention center under a curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather. The boys build character daily by digging holes that are exactly five feet wide and five feet deep under a dried up lake because the Warden is looking for something.
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfater and has since followed generations of Yelnats.now Stanly has been unjustly sent to a boy's detention center. camp green lake, where the bad boys have to dig one hall every day, five feet wide and five feet deep. He also meet a boy name Zero that didnt know who to read. they escaped the camp and nobody went after them. stanley and zero found a box of tresure for him and zero. Stanley lawer came and tookk the tresure and letf camp now all his friend that he met at camp is now out and always come to zero or Stanly house to Play. Now zero is not poor and whey live in a big house.Thxz $ Readin My Summary!!
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfater and has since followed generations of Yelnats.now Stanly has been unjustly sent to a boy's detention center. camp green lake, where the bad boys have to dig one hall every day, five feet wide and five feet deep.
Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake for stealing shoes. Camp Green Lake is a boot camp for boys. Everyday you dig holes at Camp Green Lake. Soon, Stanley realizes that the boys aren't just digging, they're digging for something.
Stanley Yelnats gets sent to a "boot camp" to dig holes, for committing theft, although he didn't really do it. At "boot camp", they dig holes searching for treasure. Will Stanley find the treasure, and break the family curse?
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“You're responsible for yourself. You messed up your life, and it's up to you to fix it. No one else is going to do it for you -- for any of you.”
― Louis Sachar
"Behind them the sky had turned dark, and for the first time in over a hundred years, a drop of rain fell into the empty lake" (225).
"If only, if only, the moon speaks no reply; reflecting the sun and all that's gone by. Be strong my weary wolf, turn around boldly. Fly high, my baby bird, my angel, my only."
" When you spend your whole life living in a hole", he said, "the only way you can go is up.”
“If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs, "The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies." While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely, Crying to the moo-oo-oon, If only, If only.”
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