Who goes to Camp Green Lake? No, he was given a choice, and chose it because he thought it was a real camp. Possible thing to write about in their journals: Stanley takes the bus ride to Camp, and makes the best of the situation.
Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. Stanley is sent to Camp Green Lake, a Holes by louis sacher corrections facility which is ironically located in the middle of a sterile desert.
Stanley soon begins to suspect that they are really digging to find something hidden beneath the ground. The treasure is revealed later as his suitcase. When the case is cracked open only a few cheap gems are found.
Desperate to impress Myra and her father, Elya goes to his friend Madame Zeroni for help. Despite not approving of Myra as a partner, she gives him a tiny piglet, telling him to carry it up a mountain every day, and let it drink from a stream while singing to it.
Every day the water will make it grow bigger, and Elya will grow stronger. On the last day, after he carries the pig one last time, he must carry Madame Zeroni herself up the mountain to do the same, as he will then be strong enough to carry her.
However, Zeroni warns him that if he does not carry her up the mountain, his family will be cursed. Elya follows her directions, and the piglet grows to a large size, but he does not carry it up on the final day in order to have time to clean up.
After the pigs weigh the same, Myra uses an arbitrary number selection tactic to choose, and Elya leaves in disgust. Katherine Barlow, the white local schoolteacher, falls in love with Sam, an African-American onion seller, while rejecting advances from wealthy resident Charles Walker nicknamed "Trout" due to the smell of his feet.
There is an uproar in the town after Kate and Sam are seen kissing in an alley. After a mob burns down the schoolhouse, Katherine recognizes that Sam is in grave danger. Sam is ruthlessly shot and killed in the water, while Kate is "rescued" against her wishes.
Following these actions, no rain falls upon Green Lake ever again. Miraculously, he survives after he is found by lizard and snake hunters, who believe him to be crazy. Stanley I is subsequently taken to the hospital. During his stay, he falls in love with the nurse that is caring for him, and the two later marry.
Twenty years later, Kate returns to an old cabin on the former lakeside and is tracked down by Trout and his wife Linda, who are bankrupt and desperate for money.
They try to force her to reveal where she buried her loot, but she is bitten by a yellow-spotted lizard and dies. As she dies, she taunts them by saying, "Start digging". The Walkers are left to dig the entire area in order to find the buried treasure. Camp Green Lake[ edit ] The inmates at Camp Green Lake are forced to dig cylindrical holes five feet deep and five feet wide, which the warden says "builds their character.
Stanley finds a fossil, but Mr.
X-Ray, the ringleader of Tent D, asks Stanley to give him the lipstick tube so he could have the day off as he has been there the longest and deserves it. After initially refusing, Stanley obliges, and the Warden is excited by the discovery. Meanwhile, Stanley and Zero, the smallest inmate in Tent D, who got his nickname because "he has nothing in his head", become friends.
The camp staff discover this, and confront the boys. The argument culminates in Zero angrily hitting Mr. Pendanski with a shovel and running away, and the camp staff decide to erase their records of him and let him die in the desert.
They return to camp and unearth the treasure. Fearing that the warden will kill Zero if he leaves him behind, Stanley refuses to leave the camp unless Zero can come along.
The Warden is forced to sell Green Lake to "a national organization dedicated to the well-being of young girls", which turns it into a Girl Scout camp. Characters[ edit ] Camp Green Lake[ edit ] Stanley Yelnats IV also known as "Caveman" by the rest of the campers, but referred to in the book by his proper name: Stanley is a year-old boy who does not have any friends from school and is often picked on by his classmates and the school bully.Louis Sachar was born on March 20, in East Meadow, New York, USA.
He is a writer, known for Holes (), Sideways Stories from Wayside School and Wayside (). He has been married to Carla Jean Askew since May 26, Born: Mar 20, The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something.
But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow) to review and enter to select.
3 Stanley Yelnats was given a choice. The judge said, "You may go to jail, or you may go to Camp Green Lake." Stanley was from a poor family. He had never been to camp before. Find cards with matching pictures and events based on the book Holes by Louis Sachar and then organize them in chronological order.
Louis Sachar was born on March 20, in East Meadow, New York, USA. He is a writer, known for Holes (), Sideways Stories from Wayside School and Wayside (). He has been married to Carla Jean Askew since May 26, Born: Mar 20, Louis Sachar is an award-winning author of twenty-five books for children and young adults. His book, Holes, won the prestigious National Book Award and the Newbery Medal. Discover more about Louis and his books on this site. Games, author extras, and resources based on the award-winning book Holes by Louis Sachar.
Holes Louis Sachar. 2 PART ONE YOU ARE ENTERING CAMP GREEN LAKE 1 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.