My uncle gave this book to me, and I read it in one day. My dad was telling me to stop reading! I just loved this book. It's about a named Stanley. Stanley's family and he are always in the wrong place at the wrong time. Stanley and his family blamed things that went wrong on his, "no-good-dirty-rotten- pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. Stanley who "stole" a pair of sneakers from his hero, went to court. Stanley's mother told Stanley before he went to court," just tell the truth,". At court Stanley was given a choice it was either to go to jail or Camp Green Lake. Stanley chose Camp Green Lake. Every day at the Camp Green lake you dug holes. The holes had to be 5 feet deep and 5 feet wide. The kids there gave Stanley a nickname, Caveman. A quiet kid, Zero became a good friend with Stanley over time. I like how the author included stories about when Green Lake was a real lake about a hundred years ago.
This is a sad book. It is about a smart and determined boy named Little Willy. His mother had died so his Grandfather takes care of him. One day Grandfather falls ill. The tax collector tells them to pay their taxes. Willy wants to win the local dog sled race, the race against time... Stone Fox the greatest racer of all time is entering. Will he win?
I read this in third grade. I was crying over the last few pages when Searchlight dies. I have read this book a lot of times ( right now thinking about Searchlight dying makes me want to cry) This book will always stay with me.