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2001 Nēnē Award Winner

by Louis Sachar
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998

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.
"There is no lake at Camp Green Lake."

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The Hole Truth (and Nothing But the Truth) ThinkQuest--Web Unit-Study with chapter questions, activites and quizzes

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