by Louis Sachar
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book AwardThis #1 New York Times best-seller, classic modern New York Times, in which boys are forced to dig holes from day to day is now available with a splashy new look.Stanley Yelnats is under a curseA curse that began with its good-for-nothing-salt-forri-pig-vol-great-grandgrand-father and has, since then, continued generations of Yelnatses.Now Stanley was unfairly sent to one of the boys detention center, the Camp du Lac Vert, where boys build character by the everyday expenses, every day to dig holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep.There is no lake at Camp du Lac Vert.But there are a lot of holesIt doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize that there is more character improvement going on at Camp du Lac Vert.Boys are digging holes because the guard is looking for something.But what could be buried under a dried-up lakeStanley tries to unearth the truth in this inventive and dark and humorous story of crime and punishment–and redemption.Includes a double bonus: an extract from Petites Étapes, the follow-up of the Holes, as well as an extract from Louis Sachar’s new medium-grade novel, Blurred Mud.”A smart puzzle from a novel”New York Times VAINQUEUR OF THE BOSTON-HORN BOOK AWARD GLOBE IN ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN’ S BOOK SELECTED FOR MANY BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND THE ALA HONORS
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