Stanley Yelnats offers survival tips for staying at Camp Green Lake Juvenile Correctional Facility, including how to dig the perfect hole, how to identify desert enemies such as scorpions and rattlesnakes, and how to make friends.
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Louis Sachar lives in Texas where he creates his wonderful books. He writes for two hours a day and spends quite a lot of time walking his dog and playing bridge. Most recently Louis has been writing the screenplay of his novel HOLES, which is being made in to a film starring Jon Voigt, Sigourney Weaver and Patricia Arquette. Louis will also make a brief appearance in the film.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-7-At the end of Holes (Farrar, 1998), Camp Green Lake seemed destined to become a Girl Scout camp. However, as Stanley explains, the award-winning book caught the attention of get-tough politicians who liked the notion of hard work and discipline. So, they reopened the infamous juvenile-detention center, rehired the malicious staff, and, of course, reinstituted the hole-digging regimen. As a camp survivor, Stanley tries to provide new inmates with the vital information they will need to endure their sentences-including a discussion of how the system works, hole-construction techniques, and desert wildlife dangers. He enhances his account with anecdotes about his former campmates, elaborating on incidents and characters from Holes. The book is written in pop survival-manual style and even includes sample situations and survival questions, although the answers are often quite unexpected. Familiarity with the original book is essential to appreciating this highly unusual sequel, which both explains and extends the adventure.
Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL
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Book Description Demco Media, 2002. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP30329842