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"Holes (a Yearling Book)" By Louis Sachar And Released By Dell Yearling

Holes a Yearling Book a great children's book. These books are a REALLY POPULAR product, with record internet gross sales. Written by Louis Sachar and it was published on the 9th of May, 2000 by Dell Yearling. The children's book is 272 pages long, add to cart by selecting the hyperlink below.

Louis Sachar is the writer for Holes a Yearling Book. holes yearling book winner newbery medal

Brand: Dell Yearling
MPN: 9780440414803
ISBN: 0440414806
Author: Louis Sachar


This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is beneath a curse. 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 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep. A curse that started with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has considering that followed generations of Yelnats. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment— and redemption. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's much more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake: the warden is looking for one thing.

"If you take a negative boy and make him dig a hole every day inside the hot sun, it will turn him into a very good boy. No matter that his conviction was all a case of mistaken identity, the Yelnats family has turn out to be accustomed to a lengthy history of negative luck, thanks to their"no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather! In place of what used to be"the largest lake in Texas"is now a dry, flat, sunburned wasteland, pocked with countless identical holes dug by boys improving their character. Stanley Yelnats, of palindromic name and ill-fated pedigree, has landed at Camp Green Lake because it seemed a far much better option than jail."Such will be the reigning philosophy at Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility where there is no lake, and there are no happy campers. But when Stanley realizes that the boys may not just be digging to create character--that in truth the warden is seeking something specific--the plot gets as thick as the irony."Despite his innocence, Stanley is quickly enmeshed in the Camp Green Lake routine: rising before dawn to dig a hole 5 feet deep and 5 feet in diameter; learning how you can get in addition for the Lord of the Flies-styled pack of boys in Group D; and fearing the warden, who paints her fingernails with rattlesnake venom.

It's a strange story, but strangely compelling and lovely too. (Ages 10 and older) --Brangien Davis As Stanley unknowingly begins to fulfill his destiny--the dual plots coming together to reveal that fate has big plans in store--we can't assist but cheer for the excellent guys, and all the Yelnats everywhere. Louis Sachar makes use of poker-faced understatement to create a bizarre but believable landscape--a spot where Major Major Major Major of Catch-22 would feel correct at house. But while there is humor and absurdity here, there is also a deep understanding of friendship also as a searing compassion for society's underdogs.

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  • Pack: 1
  • Format: Student Edition
  • Num. Pages: 272
  • Languages:
  • English (Unknown)
  • English (Original Language)
  • English (Published)
  • Dimensions: Height: 7.62" Length: 5.43" Depth: 0.68"
  • Weight: 0.42 lbs.
  • Package Dim.: Height: 0.8" Length: 7.6" Width: 5.1"
  • Package Weight: 0.1 lbs.

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