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Holes (Anniversary)
Holes (Anniversary) | Louis Sachar
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10th Anniversary EditionLouis Sachar received great recognition for his groundbreaking story of Stanley Yelnats - a boy with a history of bad luck. As School Library Journal predicted in their starred review of the book when it was first published, "Kids will love Holes." A decade later, the book is still quenching young readers' thirst for a gripping story about a far-reaching family curse, friendship, adventure, endurance, and, finally, a generous helping of good karma. Celebrate with this special 10th Anniversary Edition, which includes portraits of the author as a little brother (by his big brother), as a husband (by his wife), and as a father (by his daughter), along with photos and Louis Sachar's 1999 Newbery acceptance speech. Vladimir Radunsky, who created the original iconoclastic cover illustration, has made new art from the familiar images. Wrapped in an acetate jacket, this edition is an appealing package that will be equally welcome in public, school, or home libraries. Holes is a 1998 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 1998 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the 1999 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Fiction and the 1999 Newbery Medal.
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Niaaelizz
Holes | Louis Sachar

“When you spend your whole life living in a hole, the only way you can go is up.”

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Niaaelizz
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This is definitely a book every teacher should incorporate into their classroom. Love that their are multiple themes throughout the book!

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Niaaelizz
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Holes by Louis Sachar, 1998. Newbery Award Winning Book. This novel is a classic! The author uses a very humorous approach in teaching children the lesson of how life can sometimes be unfair. In this book, Stanley takes us on a journey that entails mystery and new friendships! This chapter book is very easy to follow and keeps the reader on their toes.

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Jazinator
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Book #97: I had a preconceived notion about this book because I saw the movie a few years ago and rather enjoyed it, making me feel like I would enjoy the book as well, and I was right. The movie followed the book rather closely, but it still had been long enough since I saw the movie that not everything was as obvious to me while I was reading through...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2010/12/the-306-greatest-books-97-holes.html

#100greatestbooks

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LibrarianRyan
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Holes cover change all has to do with the gads amount of time between the two books, plus the change is location to the stories.

Each book can be read independently of the other.

MG
#bbrc
#coverchanges

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galacticbees
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Holes, a RF novel written by Louis Sachar, would be a great book to use for LC. It is a SSYR Award winner! This book introduces so many endearing characters and teaches an amazing lesson about loyalty and friendships. (Cont.) #ucflae3414su19

galacticbees (Cont.) UDL Strategy 3.3 and ESOL strategy 12 would work best with this resource:
https://www.walden.com/wp-content/uploads/2003/04/Holes_EdGuide.pdf
This is a great resource to use that was made by the author of Holes! #ucflae3414su19
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DrSpalding This is a classic! Your resource is excellent and is the company that turns most of the high-quality children‘s literature into movies! 3mo
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agrondin44
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My daughter had to read that book at school this year (grade 6) and I was curious about it. I read it very fast at the beach, it's good and I can understand how kids her age would love it.

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eve8
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OMG, this book is awesome, we had to read it for or english class and it was really fun and interesting. I totally suggest it!!!!

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Red.Reads
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Such a great book, I know remember why I enjoyed it so much first time around.
But now I really need some sleep...

#24in48 #readathon @24in48 #NapTime #24hoursin

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Red.Reads
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Going back to my late teens with this one!

Book 6 (I think!)

#24in48 #readathon @24in48 #YA #adventure

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naylormatthew
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Introduced my daughter to this classic last week in half term and we smashed through it then watched the movie. I'd forgotten how moving it is as well as very entertaining.

Jeralyn I will always love that book, it's one of my favorites:) 4mo
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Cinfhen
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#BeatleMaynia #FixingAHole Such an amazing book and movie🤩A family favorite 🙌🏻❣️

TrishB Same here 💕 5mo
Eggs Sachar‘s masterpiece!!! 5mo
mrp27 Loved this book! Movie was decent too. 5mo
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ChristySevern
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Also, finished reading Holes to my son last week! He loved it and is now asking to find the companion guidebook! We even watched the movie over the weekend. The deal was he had to AR test on the book at school before we could watch the movie. He tested and got a 90% and 6+ AR points! He said it's one of his favorite books now 😊 Always a recommended for young (and young at heart!) readers 📚

Caterina I loved Holes growing up!! The book, the movie, I even owned the CD soundtrack and listened to it constantly. Zero was my first TV crush 😂 So glad he enjoyed it! 5mo
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?Breakin' rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I needed money 'cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won?

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.
#ifoughtthelaw #anglophileapril

Cinfhen Such a classic! A family favorite 🙌🏻❣️ 6mo
Mdargusch I was going to post this book too. It immediately popped into my head. 6mo
Reviewsbylola Fantastic book! 6mo
tammysue Love this book! 6mo
emilyhaldi Well that sounds like a special form of torture!!! 6mo
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JessicaRosell
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A rf book that won a Newbery award, that has always been able to keep my attention. This book, not only is love by all, it‘s a great movie! Whenever it is on tv I just have to watch it!
#LAE3414SP19
This book could be used in a LC, IR, PR, and even some parts can be RA.

Scholastic offers an amazing array of lesson plans for this book, one that liked would be: ‘Cause and Effect with The Treasure of Green Lake.

JessicaRosell https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/cause-and-effe...

Students will love exploring Green Lake, playing an online game and using graphic organizers to find out causes and effects. Supported by ESOL and UDL: 30, 43, 44, and 7.1, 4.1, 3.1.

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Kcallihan Jessica, I had no idea that this was also a book! I too always have to watch the movie every time it comes on and I‘m actually very interested in reading this book. I enjoyed that you included not only the book and a lesson plan but you also mentioned using the computer to further grasp their understanding of the book. I think you did a very thorough job explaining this, good work! :) 6mo
WoodsKatie Such a classic, both as a book and movie. This used to be a choice book in classes when it was t its prime but I still think it‘s modern enough for kids in this generation. Would totally use this in my classroom! Great post! 6mo
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SofiaRoselli I have never read this book, only watched the movie! I definitely have to read the book! 6mo
JessicaRosell @SofiaRoselli the movie is just like the book! It's a quite read too! 6mo
melindamcmullen84 I never knew this was a book! The movie was great so I will need to purchase this for my future library! I know many children who love the movie so this should be an easy book to encourage children to read it! 6mo
DrSpalding You are right! This book could be used with a variety of teaching strategies. The movie and book comparison could be a valuable classroom experience. 6mo
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erincox
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“It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather!”

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erincox
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I have always loved this book and I think it would be a great book for middle school or high school audience due to the themes that are being touched on throughout the book. The students will be able to understand it better than younger audiences and it will teach them to be kind to everyone and everyone comes from a different background.

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erincox
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Contemporary Realistic Fiction Published in 1998
This story is about a boy Stanley Yelnats who is sent to Camp Green Lake. He was sent to this juvenile corrections facility because he was falsely accused of theft. This book touches on themes like racism, homelessness, illiteracy and arranged marriages.

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sydneybrooks
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It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig stealing-great-great-grandfather!

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sydneybrooks
Holes | Louis Sachar

Another book that I would love to do a comparison with the movie. I could read this story a million times and never get bored. The story is really incredible to me.

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sydneybrooks
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Another book that I think anyone can enjoy! What a wild story all around that has some super interesting characters. This story is definitely a page turner.

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ChristySevern
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My son asked to read Holes during nightly story time and how could I say no? One of my all-time favorite books and I can share it with my main man 💙 He's already asked to watch the movie once we finish the book 😊
#MyMiniBookworm #ChildhoodFavorites #BubbaReads

SitsWithaBook I loved this book, too. So clever! I think I need to reread it. 7mo
ChristySevern @SitsWithaBook I've read it many times myself and I read it to my son when he was younger. He's 9yo now but he still enjoys a "story" (it's usually a few pages or several short chapters) every night before bed ? 7mo
JazzFeathers I don't think l've ever heard of this. Not the book, not the movie. Though from the pic it seems a 1980s movie? 7mo
ChristySevern @JazzFeathers What?? 😵 Book came out in 98, movie was in 2003 lol I had read the book as a kid several times over and the movie adaptation is really great! One of my favorites! 7mo
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TheBookKeepers
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This was a fun re-read for me. Done as a shared read aloud with my 10 yo son; we both enjoyed this story a lot together! I love how the writing style was easy to follow but also provided enough new vocabulary without being overwhelming for my kiddo. Fantastic story about bad luck and great friendships.

What‘s ur favorite middle grade fiction book? Looking for recommendations for our next read aloud 💛💛

Ms.Story Loved this one: 7mo
Alfoster Always a favorite! My 6th grade teacher read it aloud to us. Didn‘t know the term “ugly cry” back then but that solidified it for me! 7mo
TheBookKeepers Haha oh that‘s a great one! I haven‘t read it since middle school either, thanks @Alfoster 7mo
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TheBookKeepers @Ms.Story I haven‘t heard of that one before!! Thanks, stacked it!! 7mo
j.rye This is a favorite with my 8 year old and me! 7mo
BookNAround Not one that was around for my kids but so great 7mo
TheBookKeepers @BookNAround We read Wonder as a read a loud last year & loved it!!! Excellent book 💛 7mo
Freespirit My son read this years ago as a small boy and loved it! He was not a reader so we felt it was a great achievement 😍 7mo
Tamra Holes had been TBR a long time for me! We have loved the track series by Jason Reynolds! 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏾‍♀️ Right now we‘re reading the 2nd Vanderbeekers installment. Wonder too is a great suggestion. 7mo
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hollylynnbee
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I've been organizing my book cases all weekend. I finally decided horizontal with a few vertical in random order. I love a perfectly sloppy bookcase 📚😍
#shelfie #cantstopbuying

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jennacavanaugh
Holes | Louis Sachar

"He was glad they called him Caveman. It meant they accepted him as a member of the group."

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jennacavanaugh
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I really liked how this book mentions racism. It will allow the children to truly understand what racism means and how it still affects people to this day

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jennacavanaugh
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This book looks like a great book to read out loud to a class and then have them read snippets on their own. The theme of deceit is prevalent in the beginnings of this novel. I think this would be a great book to read to students so they understand the concept of racism and how that is still present in our society today.

Modern Fantasy
Rating 4/5

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HBecker20
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“Behind them the sky had turned dark, and for the first time in over a hundred years, a drop of rain fell into the empty lake”

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HBecker20
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I think this book would be great for kids to learn about family relationships. Stanley in the book has a loving family, while Zero had no family. Racism is also mentioned in the book when African Americans were punished harder than the Caucasian males at the camp. Stanley and Zero are both misfits that when given the opportunity to prove themselves, they exhibit their strengths and rise above negative judgements from other people.

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HBecker20
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Stanley Yelnats is a boy who has bad luck due to a curse placed on his great-great-grandfather. He is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp, for a crime he didn‘t commit. Stanley and the boys at the camp are forced to dig large holes in the dirt all day as punishment. Stanley then realizes that they are told to dig holes because the warden is searching for something under ground.

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AmandaEve
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1. Doesn‘t matter where I am as long as I‘m on an adventure 😊
2. Always love the beach 🏝but I have yet to visit any mountains 🤔
3. Hiking, floating, and riding jet skis
4. Glamping
5. Tagged - couldn‘t think of too many
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I‘m not sure where you live, but I highly recommend the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I‘m a bit biased since I grew up near there, but I think it‘s one of the most beautiful areas. And thanks for playing! ⛺️ 8mo
AmandaEve @wanderinglynn I live in TX and I am hoping to save up for an awesome out of state trip within the next year. Will definitely have to keep this in mind. Thanks for the recommendation! 😁 8mo
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ahoffkosik
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One of my favorite fellow podcast hosts joins my book podcast SSR to wrap up Manuary with a discussion of Holes! We get reacquainted with the unlucky Stanley Yelnats, as well as Camp Green Lake and its darkly funny cast of characters. We also talk about the book‘s darker themes — race, class, and the prison industrial complex (yep!) — and hot take culture. Click the link in my bio to listen! 🌵🎧

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thebookishtype15
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I hadn't read the book before now. It's a great story and so unique. The movie also stayed true to it which makes me happy.

megzlynn There is a spin-off/sequel to Holes that is not as well know called Small Steps. It follows Armpit‘s life two years after Camp Green Lake. I almost enjoyed it as much as Holes. However, I warn you that it is a very different story. I read it when I was very young but even then I realized it was much darker and dealt with heavy topics. 9mo
thebookishtype15 I saw that it had a follow up. Thanks for the heads up! 9mo
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LiterRohde
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“He was glad they called him Caveman. It meant they accepted him as a member of the group. He would have been glad even if they had called him Barf Bag.”

#QuotsyJan19 | 20: #Accept

📷: Made with Typorama

BookNerd9906 Love this book. ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
CoffeeNBooks I love this book!! 9mo
tammysue Great book 👍🏻 9mo
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Ke633
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#FriYayIntro @howjessreads
1. Probably fantasy but I try to mix it up.
2. Not really. I‘m slightly trypophobic although I wouldn‘t really call it a fear. It‘s more like a gross out.
3. A Veterinarian, teacher, or a traveler.
4. 77 F
5. On it!

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JoyBlue
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This is another re-read of a book I last read to/with my boys when they were little. Loved it (again)!

ChristySevern One of my favorite books! I also read it to my son a few years ago and then we watched the movie (great adaptation!). I'm always up for a reread of Holes! 😁 10mo
JoyBlue @ChristySevern I‘ll try to rewatch the movie soon, too. I‘m glad we shared this with our sons. 💙 10mo
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kgriffith
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Iliena is very suspicious of the activity in the living room involving many shopping bags, and boxes that are not for her to sit in. Creeper mouth-sniffing in full effect. Listening to the last of this audiobook while I prepare to sort and wrap gifts. 🕳 🦎 🕳 👟 🕳

saresmoore Stanley Yelnats ♥️ 10mo
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kgriffith
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“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.”

Andrew65 Loved this. 10mo
saresmoore This was one of my very favorite childhood books! 10mo
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Kboltz
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It‘s still a good book, reread it because my 4th graders just discovered it. A story within a story😀

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keys_on_fire
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This was a fun and easy read. This is going on my KEEP shelf! #book2 #deweysreadathon #makemereadit

dawn-pInk I L💛O💛V💛E that book! So glad you enjoyed :) 12mo
keys_on_fire @dawn-plnk have you seen the movie? I want to see it now... 12mo
GingerAntics The movie was great, too. 12mo
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heidisreads This book is one of my favorites. Can‘t wait to read it to my boys someday. Loved the movie (and soundtrack), too. 12mo
bookcollecter Awesome book! Stanley Yelnats 12mo
Lcsmcat My kids loved this. I haven‘t read it myself. 12mo
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keys_on_fire
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Too often we want to relieve ourselves of temporary pain and give up on future greatness

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GatheringBooks
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#31BookPics Day 6: Fats (one of the GatheringBooks ladies) has done a brilliant post about books and their #MovieAdaptation a few years back, including tagged book. Holes was one of the first middle grade novels my daughter enjoyed and we watched the #MovieAdaptation as soon as she finished the book. For more titles on Loss, Heartbreak, and Coming of Age in #MovieAdaptations, see here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-6gq

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KaraDunn
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Loved this tightly plotted, funny yet terrifying middle grade story! It was one of my husband‘s favorites when he was a kid. I will definitely be recommending it to our son when he is a bit older.

Tamra I just told my son I‘m so anxious to read this with him to figure out why they‘re being forced to dig holes! Don‘t tell me! 😹 (edited) 14mo
Foragingfantasy We love the movie. Haven‘t read the book yet. 14mo
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Lesmar
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Just read this to see if I can use it as a read aloud with my students. Great story, with some neat twists in it.

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TheNextBook
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The kid is reading Holes and I am so excited!!!!! I‘m recording the movie and will watch it together when he finishes. I might try and squeeze in a reread!

TrishB How weird is that! I just used this for one of the photo prompts today! So much love for this book. 14mo
Reviewsbylola I really loved this one when I read it! 14mo
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