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Holes (a Yearling Book)

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Holes a Yearling Book

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Dell Yearling


MPN: 9780440414803
ISBN: 0440414806
Author: Louis Sachar
Package Quantity: 1

This winner with the Newbery Medal and also the National Book Award attributes Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is beneath a curse. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment— and redemption. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, exactly where the warden tends to make the boys"develop 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. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats.

"If you take a poor boy and make him dig a hole every day in the hot sun, it will turn him into a great boy."Despite his innocence, Stanley is speedily enmeshed inside the Camp Green Lake routine: rising before dawn to dig a hole five feet deep and 5 feet in diameter; finding out the best way to obtain in addition to the Lord with the Flies-styled pack of boys in Group D; and fearing the warden, who paints her fingernails with rattlesnake venom. But when Stanley realizes that the boys may not just be digging to build character--that in reality the warden is seeking something specific--the plot gets as thick as the irony."Such is the reigning philosophy at Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility where there is no lake, and there are no happy campers. In place of what utilized to be"the largest lake in Texas"is now a dry, flat, sunburned wasteland, pocked with countless identical holes dug by boys improving their character. No matter that his conviction was all a case of mistaken identity, the Yelnats family has turn into accustomed to a long history of poor luck, thanks to their"no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather! Stanley Yelnats, of palindromic name and ill-fated pedigree, has landed at Camp Green Lake because it seemed a far better option than jail.

It's a strange story, but strangely compelling and lovely too. (Ages 10 and older) --Brangien Davis But while there is humor and absurdity here, there is also a deep understanding of friendship together with a searing compassion for society's underdogs. Louis Sachar uses poker-faced understatement to make a bizarre but believable landscape--a place where Major Major Major Major of Catch-22 would feel appropriate at home. As Stanley unknowingly begins to fulfill his destiny--the dual plots coming together to reveal that fate has big plans in store--we can't help but cheer for the great guys, and all the Yelnats everywhere.



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