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Holes

Written by Louis SacharAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Louis Sachar


· Laurel Leaf
· Paperback · Ages 9-12 years
· August 14, 2001 · $6.99 · 978-0-440-22859-2 (0-440-22859-X)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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 warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes five feet wide and five feet deep. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake: the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.

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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

AWARDS

WINNER 1999 - ALA Notable Children's Book
WINNER 1999 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER 1999 - ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
NOMINEE 2001 - Arizona Young Readers Award
WINNER 2000 - Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
WINNER 2002 - Florida Sunshine State Book Award
WINNER 2001 - Hawaii Nene Award
WINNER 2002 - Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award
WINNER 2001 - Kansas William White Award
WINNER 2000 - Maine Student Book Award
WINNER 2001 - Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
WINNER 2001 - Massachusetts Children's Book Award
WINNER 2001 - Missouri Mark Twain Award
WINNER 2001 - New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award
WINNER 2001 - New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award
WINNER 2000 - North Dakota Flicker Tale Children's Book Award
WINNER 2001 - Ohio Buckeye Children's Book Award
WINNER 2001 - Oklahoma Sequoyah Children's Book Award
WINNER 2002 - Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award
WINNER 2000 - Pennsylvania Keystone State Reading Association Book Award
WINNER 2000 - Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
WINNER 2000 - Texas Lone Star Reading List
WINNER 2000 - Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award
WINNER 2001 - Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award
WINNER 2001 - Wisconsin Golden Archer Book Award
WINNER 2001 - Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Award
WINNER 2000 - Kentucky Bluegrass Award
WINNER 2001 - New Mexico Land of Enchantment Book Award
WINNER 1999 - Newbery Medal Winner

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

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.

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