The beloved bestseller from Newbery Medalist and National Book Award winner Louis Sachar (Holes), with a brand-new cover!
“Give me a dollar or I’ll spit on you.”
That’s Bradley Chalkers for you. He’s the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has serious behavior problems. No one likes him—except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try.
But when you feel like the most hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .
"A humorous and immensely appealing story...Readers are likely to come away with the sense that they've been rooting for themselves too"--Kirkus.
WINNER 1987 - Parents' Choice Award
WINNER 1989 - Arkansas Charlie May Simon Award
WINNER 1987 - Iowa Children's Choice Master List
WINNER 1987 - Massachusetts Children's Book Master List
WINNER 1987 - Utah Children's Book Award
WINNER 1991 - Ohio Buckeye Children's Book Award
WINNER 1991 - Hawaii Nene Award
WINNER 1987 - Georgia Children's Book Master List
WINNER 1991 - Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
WINNER 1987 - West Virginia Children's Book Master List
WINNER 1987 - Florida Sunshine State Book Master List
WINNER 1990 - Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner
WINNER 1987 - Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award
WINNER 1987 - Nevada Young Readers Master List
WINNER 1987 - Nebraska Golden Sower Master List
WINNER 1987 - Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Master List
WINNER 1987 - Missouri Mark Twain Master List
WINNER 1987 - New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Master List
WINNER 1991 - Arizona Young Readers Award
WINNER 1990 - Kentucky Bluegrass Master List
NOMINEE 1989 - Texas Bluebonnet Master List
Newbery Award winner Louis Sachar is the author of Dogs Don’t Tell Jokes, The Boy Who Lost His Face, and the Marvin Redpost books.
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, and an ALA Notable Book, and was made into a major motion picture.
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