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Louis Sachar

Newbery Award–winning author Louis Sachar is the creator of the entertaining Marvin Redpost books as well as the much-loved There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, winner of 17 child-voted state awards.

Louis Sachar’s book Holes, winner of the 1999 Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, is also an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Quick Pick, an ALA Notable Book, and was made into a major motion picture.

A Few Words From Louis Sachar
Of all the characters from Holes, why did you choose to revisit Armpit in SMALL STEPS?
LS: I tend to write about... Read More

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Marvin Redpost #4: Alone in His Teacher's House
Written by Louis Sachar, Illustrated by Barbara Sullivan
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | March 1994
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-81949-3 (0-679-81949-5)

Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house! But pretty soon it starts to look as if Marvin is not so lucky after all...." Read more






The Boy Who Lost His Face
Written by Louis Sachar
Yearling | Trade Paperback | April 1997
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-88622-8 (0-679-88622-2)

DAVID IS ONLY trying to be cool when he helps some of the popular kids steal Old Lady Bayfield’s cane. But when the plan backfires, he’s the one the “old witch” curses. Now David can’t seem to do anything right. Is it the Bayfield curse at work? Or is David simply... Read more






The Cardturner
Written by Louis Sachar
Ember | Trade Paperback | October 2011
$9.99/(Canada) | 978-0-385-73663-3 (0-385-73663-0)

The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him, he has no money and no job, and his parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester, who is old, blind, very sick, and very rich, to his bridge club four times a...

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The Cardturner
Written by Louis Sachar
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | May 2010
$17.99/(Canada) | 978-0-385-73662-6 (0-385-73662-2)

From Louis Sachar, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Newbery Medal for HOLES, comes the young adult novel THE CARDTURNER, an exploration of the human condition.
 
How are we supposed to be partners? He can’t see the cards and I don’t know the rules!
 
The summer after junior year of... Read more






Marvin Redpost #5: Class President
Written by Louis Sachar, Illustrated by Amy Wummer
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | March 1999
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-88999-1 (0-679-88999-X)

It's no ordinary Thursday for Marvin Redpost and his class...

It's "hole day," and even Mrs. North and Principal McCabe are wearing their very worst clothes. It seemed like a fun idea that morning, but now they're expecting company. The president -- of the United States! -- is on his way. And... Read more






Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
Written by Louis Sachar
Yearling | Trade Paperback | August 1992
$6.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-83372-7 (0-679-83372-2)

Twelve-year-old jokester Gary Boone knows he was born to be a comedian, it's the kids in his class who think he's just a goon. Winning the school talent show would be Gary's dream come true, but on the big night his dream nearly backfires--with hilarious results.

An IRA/CBC Children's Choice.  ... Read more






Marvin Redpost #6: A Flying Birthday Cake?
Written by Louis Sachar, Illustrated by Amy Wummer
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | September 1999
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-89000-3 (0-679-89000-9)

Marvin and Stuart get to sleep over at Nick Tuffle’s house for Nick’s birthday. They set out sleeping bags in the Tuffles’ backyard. Stuart and Nick fall right to sleep, but Marvin tosses and turns. Then he hears a noise, and something glowing zooms over his head. Is it really a... Read more






Holes
Written by Louis Sachar
Yearling | Trade Paperback | May 2000
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41480-3 (0-440-41480-6)

This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who 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...

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Holes
Written by Louis Sachar
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | August 2001
$6.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-22859-2 (0-440-22859-X)

This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who 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...

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Marvin Redpost #3: Is He a Girl?
Written by Louis Sachar, Illustrated by Barbara Sullivan
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | August 1993
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-81948-6 (0-679-81948-7)

Will kissing his elbow really turn Marvin into a girl? Casey Happleton claims it's so, and Marvin starts to believe her after his lips "accidentally" brush his elbow. Read more






Marvin Redpost #1: Kidnapped at Birth?
Written by Louis Sachar, Illustrated by Neal Hughes
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | July 1992
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-81946-2 (0-679-81946-0)

Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin Redpost has finally figured out why he doesn't look like anyone in his family. He's not really Marvin Redpost--he's Robert, the lost prince of Shampoon! Read more






Marvin Redpost #8: A Magic Crystal?
Written by Louis Sachar, Illustrated by Amy Wummer
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | September 2000
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-89002-7 (0-679-89002-5)

When Marvin Redpost agrees to go over to Casey Happleton's house, he doesn't know what he's in for. Casey shows him the magic crystal she has just found and offers to give Marvin a few wishes. Is the crystal really magic? Or is it too good to be true? Read more






Small Steps
Written by Louis Sachar
Ember | Trade Paperback | January 2008
$9.99/(Canada) | 978-0-385-73315-1 (0-385-73315-1)

SMALL STEPS is a hip young adult novel from Louis Sachar, the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Award–winning smash hit phenomenon book and movie/DVD sensation HOLES.

 

Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's...

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Marvin Redpost #7: Super Fast, Out of Control!
Written by Louis Sachar, Illustrated by Amy Wummer
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | May 2000
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-89001-0 (0-679-89001-7)

Many have tried to master the slippery slopes of Suicide Hill on their bikes. Marvin's older brother has conquered the hill, but Marvin has steered clear. Until now. The word at school is that Marvin will be taking on the hill with his new mountain bike. But the truth is, he... Read more






There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
Written by Louis Sachar
Yearling | Trade Paperback | August 1988
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-394-80572-6 (0-394-80572-0)

Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him—except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. But when you... Read more






Marvin Redpost #2: Why Pick on Me?
Written by Louis Sachar, Illustrated by Barbara Sullivan
Random House Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | February 1993
$3.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-81947-9 (0-679-81947-9)

Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin is shunned by his classmates, best friends, and teacher after he is unfairly fingered as a nose-picker by the class bully. Read more





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