Holes
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Published:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
233 pages ; 22 cm
Status:
Description
A darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment Stanley Yelnat'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. 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 she is really using the boys to dig for loot buried by the Wild West outlaw Kissin' Kate Barlow. The story of Kissin' Kate, and of a curse put on Stanley's great-great-grandfather by a one-legged gypsy, 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. With this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar has written his best book to date. Holes is a 1998 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 1998 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the 1999 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Fiction and the 1999 Newbery Medal.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0374332657, 0440414806 (pbk.), 044022859X (pbk.)
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.6, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
660

Notes

General Note
"Frances Foster books."
Description
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.
Awards
Newbery Medal, 1999.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sachar, L. (1998). Holes. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sachar, Louis, 1954-. 1998. Holes. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sachar, Louis, 1954-, Holes. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sachar, Louis. Holes. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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