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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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In my opinion this is a great book. When I was younger, I enjoyed reading it because of the adventure and "mystery." Now that I read it again, as a future teacher analyzing the story, I am able to see ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jclark5 - LibraryThing

By far one of my favorite chapter books in elementary school. I loved the sense of desperation and sorrow but still a sense of hope in such hard times. This book tells the story of Stanley who gets in ... Read full review

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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.