A darkly humorous tale of crime and punishmentStanley 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... show more
A darkly humorous tale of crime and punishmentStanley 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.
Publish date: August 20th 1998
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 233
Edition language: English
Series: Holes (#1)
Holes tells the tale of the unfortunate Stanley Yelnats and the characters he encounters at Camp Green Lake. This book is definitely for older students and it is one they will enjoy. A cause and effect activity would go great with Holes. The decision his great-great-grandfather makes effects many ge...
This book is about a boy Named Stanley Yelnats. Stanley is sent of to a detention camp for stealing shoes. He meets a boy named zero there and they become unlikely friends. Stanley and Zero get into some trouble so Zero runs away. Stanley goes after him into the desert. After Zero gets sick from eat...
Holes is the fictional account of the life of Stanley Yelnats IV. The Yelnats family is cursed because of Stanley’s no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. His great great grandfather broke a promise to a friend leaving him with a curse that made life hard for future generations o...
Holes has been on the summer reading list or the reading list of many classrooms. It is a great story about how two families are connected from way back in the past. This book would be great for active reading and making notes and connections throughout the book. It has great vocabulary too. In a se...
Very enjoyable book with an interesting plot twist. Nice and sweet ending. All in all it was a good book.