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- Written by: Louis Sachar
- Narrated by: Kerry Beyer
- Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
Stanley Yelnats isn't so surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a juvenile detention center. After all, his family has been ridden with bad luck ever since a one-legged gypsy put a curse on his great-great grandfather. He is told that the hard labor he must perform, digging five-foot holes in the dried up soil where Green Lake once sat, is meant to build character. But it soon becomes clear to Stanley that the warden is really using the boys to search for something very valuable.
- By Amazon Customer on 2019-12-02
Our family of 4, 2 boys aged 8 and 11, loved this book from start to finish. Highly recommended.