Holes

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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
The writing and plot is very engaging. - LibraryThing
Funny, quirky, well paced and easy to read. - LibraryThing
The visual pictures are awesome. - LibraryThing
And good books have no ending - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Khammersla - LibraryThing

Holes is one of my favorite books of all time. I remember reading the book in the third grade and now thirteen years later I still love the book just as much. Sachar did an amazing job with the entire ... Read full review

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

My 9-year-old and I listened to this book on CD during a few long car rides; it's a book I wanted to read just to be able to have said that I read it, as so many of my students recommend it to me and ... 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.