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Louis Sachar

Biography

Louis Sachar

Newbery Award—winning author Louis Sachar is the creator of the entertaining Marvin Redpost books as well as the much-loved THERE'S A BOY IN THE GIRLS' BATHROOM, winner of 17 child-voted state awards.

Louis Sachar's book HOLES, winner of the 1999 Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Boston Globe—Horn Book Award, is also an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Quick Pick, an ALA Notable Book, and was made into a major motion picture.

Louis Sachar

Books by Louis Sachar

by Louis Sachar - Fiction

Stanley Yelnats’s family has a history of bad luck, so he isn’t too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a boys’ juvenile detention center, Camp Green Lake. But there is no lake and it’s hardly a camp: as punishment, the boys must each dig a hole a day, five feet deep, five feet across. The warden claims that this pointless labor builds character, but that’s a lie. Stanley must try to dig up the truth.

by Louis Sachar - Fiction

In THE CARDTURNER, Louis Sachar --- New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Newbery Medal for HOLES --- tackles perhaps one of the most unexpected topics ever for a young adult novel: bridge. Like the card game itself, Sachar's latest offering is both skillful and surprising.

written by Louis Sachar with illustrations by Adam Record - Children's, Fiction, Humor
written by Louis Sachar with illustrations by Amy Wummer - Children's, Fiction, Humor
written by Louis Sachar with illustrations by Adam Record - Children's, Fiction, Humor
by Louis Sachar

In the next book, WAYSIDE SCHOOL IS FALLING DOWN, the craziness continues with the same characters from the first book. Believe me, things don't get any less strange...in fact, I think they get even weirder. You'll even get to explore the mysterious classroom of Miss Zarves (you hear about her in the first book) on the 19th floor. The fact that there is no 19th floor makes this more than bizarre.