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 Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. 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. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment - and redemption.
Winner of the Newbery Medal, the 1998 National Book Award, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and a New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year.
|Lexile ® Measure||660L|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Book Type||Middle Grade Novels|
|Primary Contributor||Louis Sachar|
|Age Groups||Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12|
|Publisher||Penguin Random House|