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Suitable for 11 - 12 years

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Product description

WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDALWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

Stanley Yelnats’ family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn’t green and doesn’t have a lake) he is not surprised. Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, reporting anything they find. Why? The evil warden claims that it’s character building, but this is a lie. It’s up to Stanley to dig up the truth.

Witty, inventive and completely unique, this is a masterpiece of storytelling that combines sly humour with irresistible, page-turning writing.

Product Details

Catalogue number

8416 in Books and Resources for Secondary Schools 2021, 714 in ROW Primary May 2021, 5685 in Books and Resources for Schools 2021, 714 in ROW Primary Spring 2021 and 257 in ROW Primary January 2021

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781408865231

Publisher

Bloomsbury Childrens Books

Date published

May 7th, 2015

Other details

  • 240 pages

Condition

New

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Author/Illustrator

Louis Sachar

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  1. arwa
    on 15 November 2018

    best book everrrrrrrrr

    this is one of the best books ever u should get it it might sound boring but if u pick it up u will never put it down i promise u its better as a read aloud

    5out of 5

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  1. WonderInventor208
    on 23 May 2018

    This book was very intriguing and I was hooked from start to end! Louis Sacher tells this amazing survival story in such a heartwarming way! 10/10 from me!

    5out of 5
  2. hawks2018
    on 25 April 2018

    Best book in the world especially the part were zero hits so one in the face with a shuvle

    5out of 5