Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1New York Timesbestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is w available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his -good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. 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 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. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt fromSmall Steps, the follow-up toHoles, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar s new middle-grade vel, Fuzzy Mud. A smart jigsaw puzzle of a vel. --The New York Times WINNER OF THEBOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOKAWARDANEW YORK TIMESBOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKSELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORSFrom the Paperback edition.
Louise Sachar was born in East Meadow, New York and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Hastings College of Law. He is married and has one daughter. He writes at his home in Austin, Texas under the watchful eyes of his dogs Lucky and Tippy. From the Audio Download edition.