HolesBy: Louis Sachar Created by: Chealsea Slider
About the AuthorLouis Sacher Louis Sacher was born in East Meadow, New York on March 20, 1954. He attended college at Antioch College in Ohio. His father died during his first semester and he returned home in California to be near his mom. He later returned to college at the University of California at Berkeley where he majored in Economics. He graduated in 1976 and shortly after that he decided to write a children’s book.
Genre F I C T I O N
Setting Camp Green Lake is a dry, barren, wasteland that is very hot. At one point it was the largest lake in Texas. There are only two trees, both on the sides of The Warden’s cabin.
Problem and Solution Problem: There was a curse on the Yelnats Family Solution: Stanley carried Zero up the mountain, like Stanley’s great grandfather was suppose to do with Madame Zeroni. Problem: Stanley was accused of stealing shoes Solution: He was sent to Camp Green Lake
Theme F R I E N D S H I P
Stanley Yelnats “ Caveman” • Overweight • Accused of stealing Clyde Livingston’s shoes • Newest member of Camp Green Lake • Poor • Caucasian
Rex “X-ray” • Leader of Tent D • Small • Makes Stanley give him everything he finds • X-ray is Pig Latin for Rex • Doesn't see very well • African American
Hector “Zero” • Quite • Does not know how to read or write • Stanley’s friend • Fastest digger • Related to Madame Zeroni • The smallest in tent D • African American
Alan “Squid” • Caucasian • Cries at night, but denies it • Sorry for what he did to get to Camp Green Lake
Ricky “Zigzag” • Thin neck • Wild blonde hair • Selfish • Caucasian
Mr. Pendanski “Mom” • The counselor • Almost bald • Thick black beard
The Warden • Tall women • Long red fingernails coated in rattlesnake venom • Red hair
Mr. Sir • The guard • Wears a cowboy hat • Eats sunflower seeds • Has a tattoo