Holes

Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0307798364
Size: 11.81 MB
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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 A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition.

Holes

Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408810279
Size: 14.99 MB
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Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth. In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece that will leave all readers amazed and delighted by the author's narrative flair and brilliantly handled plot.

Black Holes

Author: Kip S. Thorne
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300037708
Size: 16.90 MB
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A pedagogical introduction to the physics of black holes. The membrane paradigm represents the four-dimensional spacetime of the black hole's "event horizon" as a two-dimensional membrane in three-dimensional space, allowing the reader to understand and compute the behavior of black holes in complex astrophysical environments.

The Hole Book

Author: Peter Newell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1533036187
Size: 18.79 MB
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The Hole Book, by Peter Newell, was published in 1908 by Harper & Brothers. It is a rhyming poem about a boy who accidentally fires a gun. The bullet goes through the wall of his house and passes through various neighbors, interrupting their day and creating a large holes until it finally hits a newly-wed's extra-hard cake. The book features Newell's color illustrations and the original book had a hole passing through the entire book.

No More Holes In My Shoes

Author: Anna P. Amodeo
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475944640
Size: 12.92 MB
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Anne Pascale Amodeo had every reason to succumb to the despair caused by the emotional suffering of her circumstances. Born in a small town in upstate New York, Anne was the youngest child of first-generation Italian immigrants. Life was simple and good in the beginning. The young Pascale family lived a peaceful, hard-working life on their fruit farm in the beautiful New York countryside. Even so, tragedy wasn’t as far away as it seemed. Anne was very lucky to survive the fire that claimed her family’s home shortly after her birth, but this was only the first of a series of the many heartbreaks to come. Through her unwavering faith in God, Anne found the strength to love. In her love for those around her—her family and friends—Anne was able to avoid despair and take control of her life, never losing sight of the happiness she knew God wanted for her. Now she shares the story of a challenging life saved by love and the sacred grace of God.