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3.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 5 3.00 (273,062 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louis Sachar Narrator: Kerry Beyer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2003 ISBN: 9781400085828
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Stanley Yelnats isn’t so surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a juvenile detention center. After all, his family has been ridden with bad luck ever since a one-legged gypsy put a curse on his great-great grandfather. He is told that the hard labor he must perform, digging five-foot holes in the dried up soil where Green Lake once sat, is meant to build character. But it soon becomes clear to Stanley the warden is really using the boys to search for something valuable. The story of the hidden treasure, along with the warden, Stanley’s friend Zero, and the curse on the Yelnats family are all part of a compelling puzzle that has taken generations to unravel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books 100 Years selection
  • A dazzling blend of social commentary, tall tale and magic realism. Publishers Weekly, Starred
  • There is no question, kids will love Holes. School Library Journal, Starred
  • Winner of the Newbery Medal
  • Winner of the National Book Award
  • A New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books 100 Years Selection
  • A dazzling blend of social commentary, tall tale and magic realism. Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
  • There is no question, kids will love Holes. SLJ, Starred Review
  • [A] rugged, engrossing adventure. Kirkus Reviews
  • 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
  • “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

  • “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

  • Winner of the 1999 Newbery Medal
  • Winner of the 1998 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • Winner of the 2001 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award : Young Reader's Choice
  • A 1999 ALA Top Book for Young Adults
  • Winner of the 1999 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
  • Winner of the 2000 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award
  • Winner of the 2002 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award
  • A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Children

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana Clara | 2/19/2014

    " Holes is a really good book. It is about a boy, who's under a curse, and he's stuck for 18 months at Camp Green Lake, a camp for naughty boys. I think this book teaches you mostly about persistence and it has got a Newberry Award. I recommend it for kids and adults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ranae | 2/19/2014

    " Stanely Ylenats has a streak of bad luck running in his family. Stanely's dad is an inventor. He has not hit ot big, but says he knows he will soon. Stanely found himself in the wrong spot at the wrong time. Someone stole a pair of sneekers, that were a proffesionals. The person who stole them stashed them by throwing them over the bridge. Stanely just happened upon the shoes and got in trouble for havong them. Stanely was sent to camp green lake. Stanely was excited that he got to go to camp. He was from a poor family, and this sounded like fun. When Stanely got to camp Green lake he quickly found out that this camp was not going to be any fun. Camp Green Lake was dried up and an open area of dirt. At Camp Green lake the boys were forced to dig holes as deep as there shovels and as wide. The boys are full of mischief. Many events happen through out the book. Stanely becomes friends with Zero. He teaches Zero to read. Zero gets very upset and runs away. The boys are scared because he has little water and it is very hot. Stanely finds him and together they climb a mountain. They find great treasures on the mountain. The treasures eventually close camp Green Lake. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ken | 2/13/2014

    " funny cool and interesting to read i do not want to spoil the fun but Stanley Yelnats is a boy who unluckily gets accused of stealing a famous persons shoes and has to survive at a mean camp where they discipline naughty kids "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skylar Pemberton | 2/7/2014

    " I loved the part where they were eating foot odor repellent called Sploosh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tressa | 2/3/2014

    " Holes was a quirky and enjoyable story. I liked how everything dove-tailed in the end. The narration by Kerry Beyer fit the story. I liked his rendition of the lullaby. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oliwia Bryk | 1/25/2014

    " This story is a real page turner but unfortunetly there isnt much action. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Grace | 1/15/2014

    " Once again no action or thrills "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geneviene Mertaugh | 1/9/2014

    " I REALLY loved the movie and this book as well!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace Walker | 1/2/2014

    " I absolutely adore this book! it has such an unusual plot! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison Chan | 10/24/2013

    " Wasn't too crazy about it and gave up like halfway through the book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kt | 9/10/2013

    " Good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louis sachar | 8/15/2013

    " I like this "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheela Word | 4/25/2013

    " Wonderful. Finished it, for the second time, yesterday. Read it to my daughter, who loves it as much as I do. It manages to be realistic, fantastic, adventurous, mysterious, funny, suspenseful, and touching. It's a 3-ring circus of a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dena Adler | 4/1/2013

    " rrl good, liked the movie better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/28/2013

    " Have heard about this one for years and finally read it on Kindle. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi Mystic | 6/23/2012

    " I saw the movie before reading the book, but I enjoyed the book a bit more. I felt like I got more detail and picked up on more when reading the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hi | 1/8/2012

    " Omg I remember this book it's AMAZING and so was the MOVIE :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandre | 11/7/2011

    " really good book. first book that is isn't necessarily for teens. might by book 2 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 5/23/2011

    " About a Stanley Yelnats is a good boy, but is some how framed for a crime he didn't comite. Now he will have to. Dig holes?? Will he? Reads this book to find out!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelsey | 5/21/2011

    " it was pretty good . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 5/21/2011

    " it was a really good book we read it in class
    i liked it i think its better than the movie

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruis | 5/19/2011

    " Remember really liking it. Switches around time and place and characters, but everything fits together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/17/2011

    " Everything a kid's book should be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddie | 5/16/2011

    " Excellent book, a sort of personal childhood classic. Gotta love the cover, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tatum | 5/16/2011

    " Holes is AMAZING, yet very confusing. "

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About the Author
Author 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.