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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2018].
New edition.
Physical Desc:
265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Grades 5-8.

20 Years in Print Winner of the National Book Award

"Dazzling" -- Publishers Weekly , starred review "Heartrending" -- The Horn Book, starred review "Brilliant" -- School Library Journal, starred review "Engrossing" -- Kirkus Reviews "A joyful, eerie tour de force" -- The Boston Sunday Globe "Wildly inventive" -- The New York Times Book Review

Stanley Yelnats's family has a history of bad luck, so he isn't too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a boys' juvenile detention center, Camp Green Lake. But there is no lake--it has been dry for over a hundred years--and it's hardly a camp: as punishment, the boys must each dig a hole a day, five feet deep, five feet across, in the hard earth of the dried-up lake bed. The warden claims that this pointless labor builds character, but that's a lie. Stanley must try to dig up the truth.

In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar weaves a narrative puzzle that tangles and untangles, until it becomes clear that the hand of fate has been at work in the lives of the characters--and their forebears--for generations. It is a darkly humorous tale of crime, punishment, and redemption.

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EPL Children's Fiction
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General Note
"20 Years in Print" -- Front cover.
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Target Audience
Grades 5-8.
National Book Award, 1998.
Newbery Medal, 1999.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sachar, L. (2018). Holes. New edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sachar, Louis, 1954-. 2018. Holes. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sachar, Louis, 1954-, Holes. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sachar, Louis. Holes. New edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. Print.

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