Audiobook Cassette - 1999
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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 Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. 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. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment--and redemption.

"From the Trade Paperback edition.

Publisher: New York: Random House Listening Library, 1999.
ISBN: 9780807215944
Characteristics: 3 cassettes (4 hrs., 30 min.).


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Good story of kids triumphing over evil.

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ReadJillyRead Oct 22, 2017

A great story about a kid who has extremely bad luck. At times a laugh out loud journey and a happy ending.

THEGABEr Jul 30, 2012

Much like the book Boot Camp, but there is a backstory to this book that is interesting and ties in, in an interesting way. Recommended Highly

Nov 26, 2010

can i get this book on hold


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