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Holes

Label
Holes
Title
Holes
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Louis Sachar
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Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look.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 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 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.Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar's new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud."A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." —The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARDA NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKSELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition
Summary
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
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Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1999
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland), Grades 6-9, 2001.
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction, 1999.
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award (Ohio), Grades 6-8, 2001.
  • Colorado Blue Spruce YA Book Award, 2000.
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (North Dakota) for Juvenile Fiction, 2000.
  • Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey), Children's Fiction, 2001.
  • Golden Archer Awards (Wisconsin): Middle/Jr. High, 2001.
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award (Arizona), Teen Book Category, 2001.
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award (Wyoming), 2001.
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award (New Mexico), Young Adult category, 2001.
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2000.
  • Mark Twain Award (Missouri), 2001.
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2001.
  • National Book Award for Young People's Literature, 1998.
  • Nene Award (Hawaii), 2001.
  • Newbery Medal, 1999.
  • New York Times Notable Children's Book, 1998
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, Grades 6-8, 2000.
  • Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award (South Dakota), 2001.
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (Illinois), 2002.
  • Sequoyah Book Awards (Oklahoma), Children’s Books, 2001.
  • Sequoyah Book Awards (Oklahoma), Young Adult Books, 2001.
  • Soaring Eagle Book Award (Wyoming), 2003.
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (Florida), 2003.
  • Surrey Book of the Year Award (British Columbia), 2001.
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas) for Sixth-Eighth Grade, 2001.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Junior, 2001.
  • West Australian Young Readers's Book Award (WAYRBA), Older Readers, 2001.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 1999
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1999
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1998.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
076376
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sachar, Louis
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
660
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Holes
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c0ee3741-2028-4c50-a15e-096046bf9ffa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307798367
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Holes
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c0ee3741-2028-4c50-a15e-096046bf9ffa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307798367
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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