Holes

ISBN-10: 044022859X

ISBN-13: 9780440228592

Edition: 1998

Authors: Louis Sachar

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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 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 boys are digging holes because 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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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 8/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.506

Louis Sachar, March 20, 1954 - Louis Sachar was born March 20, 1954, in East Meadow, New York. At the age of nine, his family moved to Tustin, California. Sachar attended the University of California, at Berkeley. During his senior year there, he helped out at Hillside Elementary School. It was his experience there that led to his first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, written in 1976. After college, he worked for a while in a sweater warehouse in Norwalk, Connecticut, and wrote at night. Then he went to law school, and his first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, was accepted for publication during his first week of school. After graduating from Berkeley, Sachar attended Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, graduating in 1980. He worked part-time as a lawyer for eight years as I continued to write children's books, becoming a full-time writer in 1989 Sideways Stories from Wayside School was named a 1979 Children's Choice Book by a joint committee of the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. He has also won state awards which were voted upon by children. Sachar is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Authors Guild

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