Written by Louis Sachar

Published in

About "Holes"

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 boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no 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.

  • Young Adult
  • Fiction
  • Childrens
  • Middle Grade
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Classics
  • Mystery
  • Adventure
  • School
  • Contemporary
  • Newbery Medal (1999)
  • National Book Award for Young People's Literature (1998)
  • West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA) for Older Readers (2001)
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award for Teen Book (2001)
  • Nene Award (2001)
  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award for Grade 6-9 (2001)
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award (2001)
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (2000)
  • Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award for Grades 6-8 (2000)
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2000)
  • Evergreen Teen Book Award (2001)
  • Soaring Eagle Book Award (2003)
  • Sunshine State Young Readers Award for Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8 (2002)
  • Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award for Junior (2001)
  • Zilveren Zoen (2000)
  • Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis Nominee for Jugendbuch (2001)
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction (1999)
  • New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award for Young Adult (2001)
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (2001)
  • Oklahoma Sequoyah Award for Children and YA (2001)
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award (2002)
  • Premi Protagonista Jove for Categoria 14-15 anys (2000)
ISBN9780439244190pages233publisherScholasticseriesHoles #1settings
  • Green Lak
  • exas (United States)
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