Holes by Louis Sachar audiobook

Holes

By Louis Sachar
Read by Kerry Beyer

Listening Library (Audio) 9780374332655
4.50 Hours Unabridged
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Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. 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. Includes a double bonus: 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. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times  WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS 

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 1998 National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Winner of the 1999 Newbery Medal

Winner of the 1999 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Winner of the 2000 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

Winner of the 2001 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award: Young Reader's Choice

Winner of the 2002 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award

A 1999 ALA Top Book for Young Adults

A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Children

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look.

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.

Includes a double bonus: 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.

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

WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[A] rugged, engrossing adventure. Kirkus Reviews
There is no question, kids will love Holes. SLJ, Starred Review
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
#1 New York Times Bestseller
A dazzling blend of social commentary, tall tale and magic realism. Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
A New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books 100 Years Selection
“Funny. Sachar inserts humor that gives the suspense steep edges…Nothing is quite what it seems in this wildly inventive novel.” New York Times Book Review
Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the National Book Award
“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)
“Louis Sachar has the ability to see the underside of life from a humorous angle.” Parents’ Choice

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Louis Sachar

Author Bio: Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar is the author of the New York Times bestseller Holes, which won the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Christopher Award. He also wrote Stanley Yelnats’ Survival Guide 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.50
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English