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Stanley Yelnats is sentenced to dig holes at Camp Green Lake detention centre for stealing a pair of trainers. Stanley's quest to discover what he is digging for leads to danger and adventure and to a confrontation with his family's past.

Paperback, 233 pages
Published on May 9, 2000 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0440414806
ISBN-13: 9780440414803
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  • lmmn1148
    lmmn1148Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm44 stars
    it is about a boy called stanley yellnats. one day he was hit on the head with some shoes and was sent to Camp Green lake a place that you do not want to go to. Its a bad camp! ''he meets some good kids well at the start he thinks''. if you want to know more read the book, or , Watch the movie!
    • hotcoco28
      hotcoco28Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm55 stars
      this book has a good start and end it and it is very iteresting to me I love this book because, it is very fun and I loved the ending the best
      • black-white
        black-whiteThursday, February 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm
        I love this book I think everyone should read it is so awesome how stanley is acused of something he didn't do and then he meets the person who actually did it but its wend stanley's nickname is caveman
        • 1hollywood
          1hollywoodThursday, February 2, 2012 at 8:11 pm
          I thought it was a good book but when people get the blame of something they did not do I like to stick up for them so I hade lots of connections to the book it was awesome.
          • hey
            heyThursday, February 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm55 stars
            this book is amazing. the main character i feel so bad for because he has to go to a stupid camp and dig holes and not even get any credit. and then he does get credit for actually finding the treasure! Yipee!! i read it in 5th grade with our whole class an it was amazing! the movie was really good too if you haven't seen it.
            • loveable11
              loveable11Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm55 stars
              I read this book last year in 5th grade if you have read it before can you tell me how you thought it was. i think that was a pretty good book people in my class like it and then some did not like it if you have not read this book before i wont try to give any thing away anything to you i hope you like the book. :]
              • invisubuleye
                invisubuleyeWednesday, February 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm
                This is a very good book. The curse/ song was pretty cool. Zero must have been feeling brave when he hit Pendanski with the shovel.
                • bobbylovesbooks
                  bobbylovesbooksTuesday, January 31, 2012 at 5:16 pm33 stars
                  This book is sad because the guy is convicted of something he didn't do.
                  • itzmacolincTuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11:14 am
                    This is such a good book because Stanley Yelnats isn't so surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a juvenile detention center. After all, his family has been ridden with bad luck ever since a one-legged gypsy put a curse on his great-great grandfather. He is told that the hard labor he must perform...digging 5 foot holes in the dried up soil where Green Lake once meant to build character. But is soon becomes clear to Stanley that the warden is really using the boys to search for something very valuable. The story of the hidden treasure, alone with the warden, Stanley's friend Zero, and the curse on the Yelnats family are all part of a compelling puzzle that has taken generations to unravel.
                    • pinkfluffylamas
                      pinkfluffylamasMonday, January 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm
                      so far it is about a boy who goes to this camp becuase of his bad behavior and the are supposed to be digging to make character, but then he finds out the counslers scheme