Holes - LOUIS SACHARFive years ago, Holes randomhouse. The screenplay was also written by Sachar, who is now on a four-city tour to celebrate the book's anniversary. The special edition of the beloved Newbery Award-winning novel includes an excerpt from the Holes screenplay and commentary by Sachar. With more than 4. The novel received many accolades and awards after its release, including the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Boston Globe—Horn Book Award; it was a fixture on the New York Times bestseller list for more than weeks. In the novel, Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention center in Texas run by a greedy warden desperately seeking a hidden treasure. Unknown to Stanley and the rest of the boys at camp, the holes they dig everyday to "build character" are really a way for the warden to unearth the loot of a famed outlaw from long ago.
"Holes" author Louis Sachar Celebrates 10th anniversary of his best-selling novel
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Sachar has a role in the upcoming film for about two seconds. His Old West character buys a jar of onion juice from Sam the onion seller, hoping it will make his hair grow. It was a real short scene. His book was a bestseller, he wrote the screen play and was on the set for most of the filming as a consultant. But his role in life as a big shot author is something he plays down in his day-to-day life. Sachar spends much of his spare time playing duplicate bridge and tennis.