20 Years in PrintWinner of the National Book Award“Dazzling” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review“Heartrending” ―The Horn Book, starred review“Brilliant” ―School Library Journal, starred review“Engrossing” ―Kirkus Reviews“A joyful, eerie tour de force” ―The Boston Sunday Globe“Wildly inventive” ―The New York Times Book ReviewStanley Yelnats’s family has a history of bad luck, so he isn’t too surpris...
Age Range: 10 - 14 years
Grade Level: 4 - 6
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (June 26, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 48751
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Passed this book around to all the young people in our family, and currently not sure which family has it. That is, AFTER we read it together in the car on a road trip. Awesome book, can't hardly put it down. If you want to get your kids reading, for...
iscarriage of justice sends him to a boys’ juvenile detention center, Camp Green Lake. But there is no lake―it has been dry for over a hundred years―and it’s hardly a camp: as punishment, the boys must each dig a hole a day, five feet deep, five feet across, in the hard earth of the dried-up lake bed. The warden claims that this pointless labor builds character, but that’s a lie. Stanley must try to dig up the truth.In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar weaves a narrative puzzle that tangles and untangles, until it becomes clear that the hand of fate has been at work in the lives of the characters―and their forebears―for generations. It is a darkly humorous tale of crime, punishment, and redemption.