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This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who 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 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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Publishers Weekly Review
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I've read the book and saw the movie.A 5 star book and movie.
I've read the book back in elementary school. Absolutely loved it. Great language and style and the story is fantastic. Definitely a book worth reading. I'm even planning on rereading it.
I think this book is amazing and I also think that a 5 yr old would LOVE this book!!! I'm 10 btw. I bet even a 2 year old could read this if he had just a little bit of help. Thanks for reading my review!!! 5 out of 5 star book.
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- Category: Children's Fiction
- Published: May 09, 2000
- Publisher: Random House Children's Books
- Seller: Random House, LLC
- Print Length: 240 Pages
- Language: English