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Macmillan, Sep 2, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 265 pages
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10th Anniversary Edition Louis Sachar received great recognition for his groundbreaking story of Stanley Yelnats – a boy with a history of bad luck. As School Library Journal predicted in their starred review of the book when it was first published, “Kids will love Holes.” A decade later, the book is still quenching young readers’ thirst for a gripping story about a far-reaching family curse, friendship, adventure, endurance, and, finally, a generous helping of good karma.  Celebrate with this special 10th Anniversary Edition, which includes portraits of the author as a little brother (by his big brother), as a husband (by his wife), and as a father (by his daughter), along with photos and Louis Sachar’s 1999 Newbery acceptance speech. Vladimir Radunsky, who created the original iconoclastic cover illustration, has made new art from the familiar images. Wrapped in an acetate jacket, this edition is an appealing package that will be equally welcome in public, school, or home libraries.  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.

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Great plot, good characters. - LibraryThing
There are some unexpected twists in the plot. - LibraryThing
Funny, quirky, well paced and easy to read. - LibraryThing
And good books have no ending - LibraryThing
It is a page turner, I really enjoyed it. - LibraryThing
Sachar writing is very appreciate for the genre. - LibraryThing

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Holes is a book about a boy who had run into a terrible bad luck streak, it became so bad that he ended up getting sent a camp that was pretty much like jail and he runs into a great cast of people ... Read full review

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This is a amazing book. I originally watched the movie before the book but, the book is so much better. The story keeps the reader on the edge of their seat the whole time and it gives the reader a ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

LOUIS SACHAR made history with Holes, which won every major children's book award and was turned into a movie. He lives in Austin, Texas.