by Sachar, Louis | Children’s, young adult & educational
Published 07/05/2015 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Bloomsbury Childrens Books) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 240 pages
The iconic, multi-million bestselling novel, in a 25th anniversary edition with exclusive new material inside. An unmissable modern classic.
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.
A masterpiece of storytelling that combines sly humour with irresistible, page-turning writing. New 25th anniversary edition includes exclusive material from author Louis Sachar, a foreword from acclaimed author Phil Earle and brilliant readers’ notes from Scott Evans (The Reader Teacher).
‘A witty, moving read that grabs you and never lets up’ Daily Telegraph
WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDALWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDSELECTED AS ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME