Category: Book
By (author): Sachar, Louis
Subject:  FICTION / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / General (see also headings under Family)
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Awards: Scholastic Parent & Child 100 Greatest Books for Kids (2012) Winner
North Dakota Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (2001) Winner
TimeOutNewYorkKids.com 50 Best Books for Kids (2012) Winner
Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award (2002) Winner
ALA Best Books for Young Adults (1999) Winner
Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award (2001) Winner
ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers (1999) Winner
Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award (2000) Winner
Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2000) Winner
ALA Notable Children's Book (1999) Winner
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Published: May 2000
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.63in x 5.19in x 0.60in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

   A modern classic . . . from the New York Times bestselling author who has been recognized with the Newbery Award as well as the National Book Award!

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.

Review Quote*A New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books 100 Years selection

"A dazzling blend of social commentary, tall tale and magic realism."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred

"There is no question, kids will love Holes."--School Library Journal, Starred
Biographical Note

Louis Sachar is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Holes, which won the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Christopher Award, as well as Stanley Yelnats' Survival to Camp Green Lake; Small Steps, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award; and The Cardturner, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Parents' Choice Gold Award recipient, and an ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book. His books for younger readers include There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series, among many others.