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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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  • picklerules24
    picklerules24Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 10:29 am
    i have seen the movie but the movie was amazing im not sure about the books though but i would like to read them and i hope there as good as the movies
    • teacher_2269
      Helen StevensTuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:36 am
      Adventure with a twist.
      • teacher_2103
        Jeanette TuckerTuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:33 am
        Funny, entertaining, good ending!
        • teacher_1655
          Shannon RubinTuesday, December 27, 2011 at 7:19 am
          From Aaron: It is about two kids that have been in hard work for a long time and escape from jail and hike up a deadly mountain named, "God's Thumb" because it was in the shape of a big thumb. Favorite quote: I had so many that I can't remember because I was to caught up in the book. I recommend this book because it is very fun and fun to learn about. I love this book and it is one of my all time favorites. It was a fantastic book.
          • rincognito
            rincognitoSunday, November 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm
            I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this book it is rally sad, but the ending is really great and satisfying so readi it@
            • Annabeth ChaseThursday, November 17, 2011 at 5:37 pm
              I've seen the movie and I loved it. And every book I read and the movie comes out the book is always better.
              • charles_tialene_bubz
                charles_tialene_bubzTuesday, November 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm
                Read this story with my friend and we found it really interesting the main character is Stanely and his friend's name is Zero. He find somethings will he is digging....
                • carcar
                  carcarFriday, November 11, 2011 at 8:21 am
                  This book is a touching a little hard to read book that an edjicated third grater can even read. I like this book because it has a good way of showing friendship and how you don't need money to be happy you just need love just like what my family gives to me.This book also shows leadership and even if you are a little over wait you can still do things every other kid can do.It shows don't make inisent boys dig to find treasure that dose not belong to you.I hope that one day you will try reading this book and find out that you like this book and want to add it to your bookshelf too.Hope you like it.
                  • snargle
                    snargleThursday, November 10, 2011 at 5:29 pm44 stars
                    It's about this overweight boy named Stanley Yelnats (spells same forward and backward) and is wrongly accused of stealing a famous baseball player's shoes. He is given a choice: either to jail or to camp green lake. Let's just say it's not "camp fun and games" as he expects. Everyday he has to dig a five foot hole, and find the mysterious past of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and someone else at camp named Zero. It is an engrossing adventure of how Stanley has destiny--or whatever you want to call it.
                    • borntoswim
                      borntoswimThursday, November 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm11 star
                      I didn't really like this book. i don't like the way the author writes. But if u have read marvin readpost this is the same author. That's just my opinion but if u want to read it.

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