ISBN 9780440414803

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by Louis Sachar

Winner of the Newberry Medal and the National Book Award

This groundbreaking classic is now available in a special anniversary edition with bonus content. Winner of the Newbery Medal as well as the National Book Award, HOLES is a New York Times bestseller and one of the strongest-selling middle-grade books to ever hit shelves!

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.

Special anniversary edition bonus content includes: A New Note From the Author!; “Ten Things You May Not Know About HOLES” by Louis Sachar; an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud.and more!

Recommended for readers ages 10 years and up.

Softcover, 288 pages.

Published by Yearling in the United States.

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

A New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books 100 Years Selection

A dazzling blend of social commentary, tall tale and magic realism."-Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

There is no question, kids will love Holes."-SLJ, Starred Review

[A] rugged, engrossing adventure."-Kirkus Reviews

delightfully clever story is well-crafted and thought-provoking."-VOYA

"[Sachar] comes fully, brilliantly into his own voice. This is a can't-put-it-down read."-The Bulletin

#1 New York Times Bestseller