by Sachar, Louis

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ISBN-10:   0440414806
ISBN-13:   9780440414803
Publisher:   Random House [IN]; Yearling
Edition:   Reprint, illustrated
Category:   Young Adults
Pub. Date:   May 2000
Pages:   240
Format:   Paperback

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 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.
'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 From the Trade Paperback edition.


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