Articles liés à Holes

Sachar, Louis Holes ISBN 13 : 9780374332662

Holes - Couverture rigide

 
9780374332662: Holes
Afficher les exemplaires de cette édition ISBN
 
 
Book by Sachar Louis

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Extrait :
Stanley Yelnats was the only passenger on the bus, not counting the driver or the guard. The guard sat next to the driver with his seat turned around facing Stanley. A rifle lay across his lap.

Stanley was sitting about ten rows back, handcuffed to his armrest. His backpack lay on the seat next to him. It contained his toothbrush, toothpaste, and a box of stationary his mother had given him. He’d promised to write to her at least once a week.

He looked out the window, although there wasn’t much to see—mostly fields of hay and cotton. He was on a long bus ride to nowhere. The bus wasn’t air-conditioned, and the hot heavy air was almost as stifling as the handcuffs.

Stanley and his parents had tried to pretend that he was just going away to camp for a while, just like rich kids do. When Stanley was younger he used to play with stuffed animals, and pretend the animals were at camp. Camp Fun and Games he called it. Sometimes he’d have them play soccer with a marble. Other times they’d run an obstacle course, or go bungee jumping off a table, tied to broken rubber bands. Now Stanley tried to pretend he was going to Camp Fun and Games. Maybe he’d make some friends, he thought. At least he’d get to swim in the lake.

He didn’t have any friends at home. He was overweight and the kids at his middle school often teased him about his size. Even his teachers sometimes made cruel comments without realizing it. On his last day of school, his math teacher, Mrs. Bell, taught ratios. As an example, she chose the heaviest kid in the class and the lightest kid in the class, and had them weigh themselves. Stanley weighed three times as much as the other boy. Mrs. Bell wrote the ratio on the board, 3:1, unaware of how much embarrassment she had caused both of them.
Stanley was arrested later that day.
He looked at the guard who sat slumped in his seat and wondered of he had fallen asleep. The guard was wearing sunglasses, so Stanley couldn’t see his eyes.

Stanley was not a bad kid. He was innocent of the crime for which he was convicted. He’d just been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather!
He smiled. It was a family joke. Whenever anything went wrong, they always blamed Stanley’s no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather!

Supposedly, he had a great-great-grandfather who had stolen a pig from one-legged Gypsy, and she put a curse on him and all his descendants. Stanley and his parents didn’t believe in curses, of course, but whenever anything went wrong, it felt good to be able to blame someone.

Things went wrong a lot. They always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
He looked out the window at the vast emptiness. He watched the rise and fall of a telephone wire. In his mind he could hear his father’s gruff voice softly singing to him.
“If only, if only,” the woodpecker sighs,
“The bark on the tree was just a little bit softer.”
“While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely,
He cries to the moo–oo–oon,
“If only, if only.”

It was a song his father used to sing to him. The melody was sweet and sad, but Stanley’s favorite part was when his father would howl the word “moon”.

The bus hit a small bump and the guard sat up, instantly alert.

Stanley’s father was an inventor. To be a successful inventor you need three things: intelligence, perseverance, and just a little bit of luck.

Stanley’s father was smart and had a lot of perseverance. Once he started a project he would work on it for years, often going days without sleep. He just never had any luck.

Every time an experiment failed, Stanley could hear him cursing his dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather.

Stanley’s father was also named Stanley Yelnats. Stanley’s father’s full name was Stanley Yelnats III. Our Stanley is Stanley Yelnats IV.

Everyone in his family had always liked the fact that “Stanley Yelnats” was spelled the same frontward and backward. So they kept naming their sons Stanley. Stanley was an only child, as was every other Stanley Yelnats before him.

All of them had something else in common. Despite their awful luck, they always remained hopeful. As Stanley’s father liked to say, “ I learned from failure.”

But perhaps that was part of the curse as well. If Stanley and his father weren’t always hopeful, then it wouldn’t hurt so much every time their hopes were crushed.

“Not every Stanley Yelnats has been a failure,” Stanley’s mother often pointed out, whenever Stanley or his father became so discouraged that they actually started to believe in the curse. The first Stanley Yelnats, Stanley’s great-grandfather, had made a fortune in the stock market. “He couldn’t have been too unlucky.”

At such times she neglected to mention the bad luck that befell the first Stanley Yelnats. He lost his entire fortune when he was moving from New York to California. His stagecoach was robbed by the outlaw Kissin' Kate Barlow.

If it weren’t for that, Stanley’s family would now be living in a mansion on a beach in California. Instead, they were crammed in a tiny apartment that smelled of burning rubber and foot odor.

“If only, if only....

The apartment smelled the way it did because Stanley’s father was trying to invent a way to recycle old sneakers. “The first person who finds a use for old sneakers, “ he said, “will be a very rich man.”

It was this lastest project that led to Stanley’s arrest.
The bus ride became increasingly bumpy because the road was no longer paved.

Actually, Stanley had been impressed when he first found out that is great-grandfather was robbed by Kissin’ Kate Barlow. True, he would have preferred living on the beach in California, but it was still kind of cool to have someone in your family robbed by a famous outlaw.

Kate Barlow didn’t actually kiss Stanley’s great-grandfather. That would have been really cool, but she only kissed the men she killed. Instead, she robbed him and left him stranded in the middle of the desert.

“He was lucky to have survived,” Stanley’s mother was quick to point out.

The bus was slowing down. The guard grunted as he stretched out his arms.

“Welcome Camp Green Lake,” said the driver.

Stanley looked out the dirty window. He couldn’t see a lake.

And hardly anything was green.
Présentation de l'éditeur :

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look.

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 Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.

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. 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.

Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud.

"A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times 

WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS 



From the Paperback edition.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

  • ÉditeurFarrar Straus & Giroux
  • Date d'édition2008
  • ISBN 10 0374332665
  • ISBN 13 9780374332662
  • ReliureRelié
  • Nombre de pages263
  • Evaluation vendeur
EUR 50,81

Autre devise

Frais de port : EUR 28,60
De Etats-Unis vers France

Destinations, frais et délais

Ajouter au panier

Autres éditions populaires du même titre

9780440414803: Holes

Edition présentée

ISBN 10 :  ISBN 13 :  9780440414803
Editeur : Yearling, 2000
Couverture souple

  • 9781408865231: Holes: 25th anniversary special edition

    Blooms..., 2015
    Couverture souple

  • 9780374312640: Holes

    Farrar..., 2018
    Couverture rigide

  • 9780440228592: Holes

    Laurel..., 2001
    Couverture souple

  • 9780747544593: Holes.

    Blooms..., 2000
    Couverture souple

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

Image d'archives

Sachar, Louis
Edité par Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0374332665 ISBN 13 : 9780374332662
Neuf Couverture rigide Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur :
Front Cover Books
(Denver, CO, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Etat : new. N° de réf. du vendeur FrontCover0374332665

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 50,81
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 28,60
De Etats-Unis vers France
Destinations, frais et délais
Image d'archives

Sachar, Louis
Edité par Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0374332665 ISBN 13 : 9780374332662
Neuf Couverture rigide Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur :
Wizard Books
(Long Beach, CA, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Hardcover. Etat : new. New. N° de réf. du vendeur Wizard0374332665

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 51,53
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 28,60
De Etats-Unis vers France
Destinations, frais et délais
Image d'archives

Sachar, Louis
Edité par Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0374332665 ISBN 13 : 9780374332662
Neuf Couverture rigide Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur :
GoldBooks
(Denver, CO, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Hardcover. Etat : new. New Copy. Customer Service Guaranteed. N° de réf. du vendeur think0374332665

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 52,56
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 29,07
De Etats-Unis vers France
Destinations, frais et délais
Image d'archives

Sachar, Louis
Edité par Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0374332665 ISBN 13 : 9780374332662
Neuf Couverture rigide Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur :
GoldenWavesOfBooks
(Fayetteville, TX, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Hardcover. Etat : new. New. Fast Shipping and good customer service. N° de réf. du vendeur Holz_New_0374332665

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 51,32
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 36,57
De Etats-Unis vers France
Destinations, frais et délais
Image d'archives

Sachar, Louis
Edité par Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0374332665 ISBN 13 : 9780374332662
Neuf Couverture rigide Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur :
Big Bill's Books
(Wimberley, TX, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Hardcover. Etat : new. Brand New Copy. N° de réf. du vendeur BBB_new0374332665

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 92,74
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 28,13
De Etats-Unis vers France
Destinations, frais et délais
Image d'archives

Sachar, Louis
Edité par Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0374332665 ISBN 13 : 9780374332662
Neuf Couverture rigide Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur :
BennettBooksLtd
(North Las Vegas, NV, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Etat : New. New. In shrink wrap. Looks like an interesting title! 0.78. N° de réf. du vendeur Q-0374332665

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 91,86
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 41,26
De Etats-Unis vers France
Destinations, frais et délais
Image d'archives

Sachar, Louis
Edité par Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2008)
ISBN 10 : 0374332665 ISBN 13 : 9780374332662
Neuf Couverture rigide Quantité disponible : 1
Vendeur :
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur

Description du livre Hardcover. Etat : New. Brand New!. N° de réf. du vendeur VIB0374332665

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Contacter le vendeur

Acheter neuf
EUR 106,52
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 30,47
De Etats-Unis vers France
Destinations, frais et délais