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About the Book

It’s because of the curse of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather that Stanley got sent to Camp Green Lake where he digs holes all day in the dry lakebed. At least, he does until he discovers something in one of the holes… Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award!

Product Details

On sale: May 9, 2000
Age: 10 and up
Grade: Grades 6-8
Page count: 272 Pages
ISBN: 9780440414803
Reading level: Lexile: 660L | Fountas/Pinnell: V

Author Bio

Louis Sachar is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Holes, which won the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Christopher Award, as well as Stanley Yelnats' Survival to Camp Green Lake; Small Steps, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award; and The Cardturner, a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a Parents' Choice Gold Award recipient, and an ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book. His books for younger readers include There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series, among many others.


Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the National Book Award
#1 New York Times Bestseller
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." —School Library Journal, Starred Review

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

"This 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