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Louis Sachar, Author, Kerry Beyer, Read by
Louis Sachar, Author, Kerry Beyer, Read by Listening Library $25 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8072-8162-8
Reviewed on: 01/31/2000
Release date: 02/01/2000
Hardcover - 233 pages - 978-0-374-33265-5
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With an ever-so-slight Texas twang, Beyer transports listeners to barren, blistering-hot Camp Green Lake, the juvenile correctional facility where Stanley Yelnats is serving a sentence he doesn't deserve. If it weren't for lousy luck, Stanley would have no luck at all--a condition that his family traces to Stanley's ""no-good dirty-rotten pig-stealing great-great-grandfather."" Stanley toughs out his time with an unflagging sense of humor, considering he and his fellow offenders must each dig a hole five feet wide and five feet deep every day with little water and the constant threat of poisonous lizards. But as Stanley gets into the swing of things, he and his new pal Zero discover that the warden actually has them digging for buried treasure--treasure that is somehow linked to the Yelnats family curse. Beyer's buoyant, boyish manner ensures that Sachar's witty novel, winner of both the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award, makes a smooth transition to audio. The short chapters breeze along for a thoroughly entertaining listen. Ages 8-up. (May)
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