Check out the Holes tour with Louis SacharMonday, October 20th, 7:00 p.m. Anderson8217;s Bookshop, Naperville, ILTuesday, October 21st, 7:00 p.m., Barnes Noble, Skokie, ILWednesday, October 22nd, 7:00 p.m., Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop, Brookfield, WIThursday, October 23rd, 7:00 p.m., Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, MNFriday, October 24th, 7:00 p.m. Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MNMonday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m., Tattered Cover Bookstore, Highlands Ranch, COTuesday, October 28th, 7:00 p.m., Borders, Aurora, COStanley Yelnats tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment8211;and redemption.
Following a miscarriage of justice, the ever-unlucky Stanley Yelnats is sentenced to imprisonment at a boys' juvenile detention center known as Camp Green Lake. There's just one thing about Camp Green Lake--there's no lake, just a dried-up lake bed in which, every day, each boy must dig a hole five feet deep and five feet across. The sadistic warden claims that digging the holes helps the boys build character, but that's nothing more than a lie--and it's up to Stanley and his fellow prisoners to dig up the truth about why the warden really wants them to perform this task. Recipient of the 1999 Newbery Medal.
- Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Nonfiction
- Social Issues / General, People + Places / United States / General, Social Issues / Homelessness + Poverty, Social Issues / Friendship, People + Places / General
- Yearling Books
- May 1, 2000
- May 1, 2000
- Louis Sachar