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ISBN: 0440414806     ISBN-13: 9780440414803
Publisher: Yearling Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2000

Annotation: Stanley Yelnats tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment-and redemption.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 10-13
Grade Level: 5-8
Lexile Measure: 660(Not Available)
Guided Reading: V (Grade 5)
Series: Holes
Physical Information: 0.8" H x 5.2" W x 7.5" L (0.42 lbs) 288 pages
- Geographic Orientation - Texas
- Topical - Friendship
- Catalog Heading - Classics
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award, Winner, Grades 4-8, 2002
Buckeye Children's Book Award, Winner, Grades 6-8, 2001
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, Winner, Grades 6-8, 2000
Young Reader's Choice Award, Winner, Grades 4-8, 2001
Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, Winner, Grades 6-8, 2003
Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, Winner, Grades 3-5, 2003
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 05/15/2000 pg. 119
Booklist 01/01/2001 pg. 978
Entertainment Weekly 11/14/2014 pg. 111
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 28081
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 7.0
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Publisher Description:


Dig deep in this award-winning, modern classic that will remind readers that adventure is right around the corner--or just under your feet

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.

A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel. --New York Times

*Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from the New York Times bestseller Fuzzy Mud.

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