Holes

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Author(s): Louis Sachar
Series: Holes
Original Publish Date: Jun 27, 2006
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Audio (4.50 hours)
Product Number: Z100011023
Released: Jun 27, 2006
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ISBN: #9780739344422
Narrator/s: Kerry Beyer
Publisher: Listening Library
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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 AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS

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Holes
Product Number: BX00024650
Product Number:CB268
Product Number:Z100011023

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CD
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Author(s): Louis Sachar
Narrator(s): Kerry Beyer
Product Number CB268
Released: Aug 22, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780739331767
eBook
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Author(s): Louis Sachar
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Product Number EB00168390
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: #9780307798367
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Louis Sachar
Narrator(s): Kerry Beyer
Product Number 3A792
Released: Sep 30, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419361340
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Class Set
Author(s): Louis Sachar
Narrator(s): Kerry Beyer
Product Number 3K792
Released: Nov 08, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419361357
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Louis Sachar
Narrator(s): Kerry Beyer
Product Number 3C318
Released: Mar 03, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419361364
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Louis Sachar
Product Number 43689
Released: Mar 09, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402567582
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Author(s): Louis Sachar
Product Number 13158
Released: Feb 10, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
ISBN: #9780440414803

Professional reviews

"Digging a hole five feet deep and five feet across is a formidable task. Digging innumerable holes under the Texas summer sun in a dry lake bed infested with rattlesnakes, scorpions and poisonous yellow-spotted lizards is meant to challenge one's instinct for survival. When Stanley Yelnats, wrongfully convicted of theft, is sentenced to time at Camp Green Lake Juvenile Correctional Facility, his focus is endurance, but his lessons extend to family history and the great wheel of justice. Kerry Beyer's smooth narration draws the reader into Stanley's unfortunate experience without theatrics. As a result of Beyer's unvarnished delivery, the listener believes in Stanley's unlikely existence, and Sachar's improbable cast of secondary characters is individualized in entertaining fashion. An admirable reading of the 1999 Newbery Award novel. T.B. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine "

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