Holes (Turtleback School & Library)
DescriptionThis 1999 Newbery Medal and National Book Award winner is a dazzling blend of social commentary, tall tale, and magic realism (Publishers Weekly). Stanley is sent to a boys' detention center and forced to dig holes. He realizes that boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth. Teacher Night tour.
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About the Author
Mr. Sachar's first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, was accepted for publication during his first year of law school. After receiving his law degree, he spent six years asking himself whether he wanted to be an author or a lawyer before deciding to write for children full-time. His books include Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Wayside School Is Falling Down, Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, and Holes, winner of a Newbery Medal and National Book Award.