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Holes

By: Louis Sachar
Narrated by: Kerry Beyer, Louis Sachar
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Publisher's summary

This groundbreaking classic is now available in a special anniversary edition with bonus content. Winner of the Newbery Medal as well as the National Book Award, HOLES is a New York Times bestseller and one of the strongest-selling middle-grade books to ever hit shelves!

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.

Special anniversary edition bonus content includes: A New Note From the Author!; "Ten Things You May Not Know About HOLES" by Louis Sachar; and more!

©1998 Louis Sachar (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of Random House Audio Publishing Group

Critic reviews

Winner of the Newbery Medal

Winner of the National Book Award

#1 New York Times Bestseller

A New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books 100 Years Selection

"A dazzling blend of social commentary, tall tale and magic realism."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"There is no question, kids will love Holes."—School Library Journal, Starred Review

"[A] rugged, engrossing adventure."—Kirkus Reviews

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