Download and read online Holes in PDF and EPUB Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. 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 Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. 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. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition.
Download and read online Holes in PDF and EPUB Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth. In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece that will leave all readers amazed and delighted by the author's narrative flair and brilliantly handled plot.
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Download and read online A Cross Curricular Guide to Holes in PDF and EPUB This pick-up-and-go guide is the perfect cross-curricular companion to reading Lewis Sachar's book, Holes, with your students. Classroom-tested, and carefully connected to the storyline, the guide builds on student enthusiasm for Holes, by presenting multi-level, thought-provoking, hands-on, and fun lessons for students from third to seventh grade.
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Download and read online The Hole Book in PDF and EPUB The Hole Book, by Peter Newell, was published in 1908 by Harper & Brothers. It is a rhyming poem about a boy who accidentally fires a gun. The bullet goes through the wall of his house and passes through various neighbors, interrupting their day and creating a large holes until it finally hits a newly-wed's extra-hard cake. The book features Newell's color illustrations and the original book had a hole passing through the entire book.
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Download and read online A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams in PDF and EPUB The poor boy who made his fortune . . . not just once but twice Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a post-war Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving children. Life was tough and from the moment Jeff could walk he learned to go door to door, begging rags from the rich, which he sold down the markets. Leaving school at the age of fourteen, he embarked on an extraordinary journey, and found himself, before the age of thirty, a millionaire. Then, after a cruel twist of fate left him penniless, he, his wife and children were forced out of their beautiful home. With nothing but holes in his pockets, Jeff had no alternative but to go back down the markets and start all over again. Did he still have what it took? Could he really get back everything he had lost? A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams is the heartwarming true story of a little boy who had nothing but gained everything and proof that, sometimes, rags can be turned into riches . . .
Download and read online No More Holes in My Shoes in PDF and EPUB Anne Pascale Amodeo had every reason to succumb to the despair caused by the emotional suffering of her circumstances. Born in a small town in upstate New York, Anne was the youngest child of first-generation Italian immigrants. Life was simple and good in the beginning. The young Pascale family lived a peaceful, hard-working life on their fruit farm in the beautiful New York countryside. Even so, tragedy wasn’t as far away as it seemed. Anne was very lucky to survive the fire that claimed her family’s home shortly after her birth, but this was only the first of a series of the many heartbreaks to come. Through her unwavering faith in God, Anne found the strength to love. In her love for those around her—her family and friends—Anne was able to avoid despair and take control of her life, never losing sight of the happiness she knew God wanted for her. Now she shares the story of a challenging life saved by love and the sacred grace of God.
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