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AUTHOR Sachar, Louis
PUBLISHER Turtleback Books (08/01/2001)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Prebound)

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Stanley's been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center where the warden makes the boys build character by digging holes. Stanley realizes the boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake?
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ISBN-13: 9780613872973
ISBN-10: 0613872975
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Library Binding)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 272
Carton Quantity: 0
Product Dimensions: 3.92 x 0.97 x 7.22 inches
Weight: 0.43 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Ikids, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
defaultCategory | Social Themes - General (see also headings under Family)
Grade Level: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 7
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Guided Reading Level: Not Applicable
Dewey Decimal: FIC
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Stanley's been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center where the warden makes the boys "build character" by digging holes. Stanley realizes the boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake?
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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 Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. 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. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment--and redemption.
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Stanley's been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center where the warden makes the boys build character by digging holes. Stanley realizes the boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake?
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Author: Sachar, Louis
When Louis Sachar was going to school, his teachers always pronounced his name wrong. Now that he has become a popular author of children s books, teachers all over the country are pronouncing his name wrong. It should be pronounced Sacker, like someone who tackles quarterbacks or someone who stuffs potatoes into sacks.

Mr. Sachar received a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. His 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 Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, There s a Boy in the Girls Bathroom, Wayside School is Falling Down, Dogs Don t Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series.

Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and their daughter, Sherre.

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