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It's amazing how a single canvas of one October Autumn sky can evoke so much emotion! I can just hear all of the oohs and aahs. I was pleasantly surprised to find this fireball sky from our eastern view.

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  • My Haiku
Please come back and tell me why
What do you see now?
Could it be another place
Perhaps I have changed.

Holes by Louis Sachar l LadyD Books
For ages 8-12,  Grades 3-7

  • About The Book
This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who 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 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.

  • Beginning of the Book
There is no Lake at Camp Green Lake. There once was a very large lake here, the largest lake in Texas. That was over a hundred years ago. Now it is just a dry, flat wasteland.

There used to be a town of green Lake as well. The town shriveled and dried up along with the lake, and the people who lived there.

"We've been discussing what we want to do with our lives," said Mr. Pendanski. "We're not going to be at Camp Green Lake forever. We need to prepare for the day we leave here and join the rest of society." -- Louis Sachar
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