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About the Author
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.
"Sachar's touch is as deft as ever and the book is a page-turner."
-Detroit Free-Press "Mr. Sachar's gentle but surefire approach nails down challenging issues such as racism, teen romance and drugs."
-Dallas Morning News "Sachar has a talent for creating realistic relationships between unlikely friends. Although that's a staple device of children's literature, it often works by drawing on clichés. Sachar's characters, though, are never stereotypes, but always vividly alive."
-Los Angeles Times "His prose is clear and relaxed, and funny in a low-key, observant way."
-New York Times "Part of what makes Small Steps so believable and appealing is that its characters do have insecurities, and they aren't ashamed to let them show."
"Sachar is a master storyteller who creates memorable characters."
-School Library Journal
"Cleverly wrought...heartwarming, witty and suspenseful."
-Time Out New York Kids Praise for Louis Sachar's Holes "A dazzling blend of social commentary, tall tale and magic realism."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A brilliant achievement."
-School Library Journal "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel."
-The New York Times "Imaginative plotting and memorable characters make this novel a winner."