"Vladimir Radunsky created the artwork for the 1998 hardcover,
and another of his striking paintings adorns Farrar, Straus and
Giroux's 10th-anniversary edition . . . Wrapped in an acetate
jacket, the whole package has a crisp, sparkling appeal.
Kid-friendly bonus materials include lighthearted personal
perspectives written by Sachar's older brother, daughter, and wife;
his Newbery acceptance speech; and several black-and-white photos,
mostly taken on the movie set." -SLJ's Extra
"Stanley Yelnats IV has been wrongly accused of stealing a famous
baseball player''s valued sneakers and is sent to Camp Green Lake,
a juvenile detention home where the boys dig holes, five feet deep
by five feet across, in the miserable Texas heat. It''s just one
more piece of bad luck that''s befallen Stanley''s family for
generations...There is no question, kids will love Holes."
-Starred, School Library Journal