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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yearling Books
Publication date May 1, 2000
Pages 233
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780440414803
ISBN-10 0440414806
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $6.50
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Stanley Yelnats is sent away to a boys' detention center where the warden instructs the boys to 'build character' by digging holes everyday, but it doesn't take long for Stanley to figure out that the warden is up to something, and he decides to figure out what it is. Newbery Medal Winner. Teacher's Guide available. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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 



Editions
Hardcover
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New edition from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (March 20, 2001)
9780007114511 | details & prices | 240 pages | 4.75 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.20
This edition also contains Holes
About: Stanley Yelnats is sentenced to dig holes at Camp Green Lake detention centre for stealing a pair of trainers.
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (November 1, 1999)
9780786221868 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.05 lbs | List price $23.95
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (August 20, 1998)
9780374332655 | details & prices | 240 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.80 lbs | List price $17.00
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Paperback
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from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (June 1, 2010)
9781408809372 | details & prices | 315 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.80 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.70
This edition also contains Holes
With Angie Mcnaughton | from Rainbow Horizons Pub Inc (July 1, 2007)
9781553193371 | details & prices | 55 pages | List price $12.95
About: Meet Stanley Yelnats, an unlikely hero who shows us that even the most ordinary individual is capable of extraordinary things.
from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (September 1, 2003)
9780747563662 | details & prices | 98 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $11.55
This edition also contains Holes
About: Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre.
Reprint edition from Random House Childrens Books (February 1, 2003)
9780440419464 | details & prices | 233 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.50
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Reprint edition from Laurel Leaf (August 1, 2001)
9780440228592 | details & prices | 231 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.70 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.30 lbs | List price $7.99
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
New edition from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (October 2, 2000)
9780747544593 | details & prices | 240 pages | 4.75 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $11.70
This edition also contains Holes
About: Stanley's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre.
from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (October 1, 2000)
9780747546481 | details & prices | List price $22.01
About: Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre.
With Kerry Beyer (other contributor) | Pap/cas edition from Listening Library (May 1, 2000)
9780807280720 | details & prices | 9.00 × 7.50 × 2.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $29.00
About: 10th Anniversary Edition Louis Sachar received great recognition for his groundbreaking story of Stanley Yelnats – a boy with a history of bad luck.
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Yearling Books (May 1, 2000)
9780440414803 | details & prices | 233 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.50
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Reprint edition from Yearling Books (May 1, 2000)
9789990833089 | details & prices | 233 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.60 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.35 lbs | List price $5.99
This edition also contains Holes
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Kerry Beyer (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (May 23, 2006)
9780739331767 | details & prices | 6.00 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.45 lbs | List price $19.95
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
With Kerry Beyer (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (February 1, 2001)
9780807262023 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.45 lbs | List price $28.00
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Unabridged edition from Listening Library (June 1, 1999)
9780807286111 | details & prices | 7.00 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $33.00
About: Check out the Holes tour with Louis Sachar!
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Kerry Beyer (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (January 1, 2003)
9780807215944 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.30 lbs | List price $25.00
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
With Kerry Beyer (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (June 1, 1999)
9780807280713 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.50 lbs | List price $30.00
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Unabridged edition from Listening Library (March 1, 1999)
9780807281628 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.35 lbs | List price $25.00
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
School and Library
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10 anv edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 2, 2008)
9780374332662 | details & prices | 263 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.99
This edition also contains Holes
About: 10th Anniversary EditionLouis Sachar received great recognition for his groundbreaking story of Stanley Yelnats – a boy with a history of bad luck.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (January 1, 2000)
9780606189101 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.10
This edition also contains Holes
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Prebinding
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Reissue edition from Paw Prints (November 13, 2008)
9781439521106 | details & prices | 231 pages | List price $15.99
This edition also contains Holes
About: Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award!
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 11, 2008)
9781435234130 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.56 lbs | List price $15.99
This edition also contains Holes
About: 10th Anniversary Edition Louis Sachar received great recognition for his groundbreaking story of Stanley Yelnats – a boy with a history of bad luck.
from Turtleback Books (March 1, 2003)
9780613878005 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.60 lbs | List price $17.20
This edition also contains Holes
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2001)
9780613872973 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.44 lbs | List price $18.40
This edition also contains Holes
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
from Turtleback Books (March 1, 2001)
9780613236690 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.55 lbs | List price $18.40
About: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

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