Publication Date: August 20, 1998
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 660L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level V
Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8
Major Awards: 1999 Newbery Winner
Number of Pages: 233 pages
Approximate Word Count: 71,065 words -- The average reader will spend 4 hours and 44 minutes reading Holes at 250 words per minute.
Audible Book Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
Book Themes: Fate, Choices, Justice, Transformation, Family, Man and the Natural World
Setting: Camp Green Lake, 1800's and Present Day; Nineteenth-Century Latvia
If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs,
"The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies."
While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely,
Crying to the moo-oo-oon,
"If only, If only.
First Line: There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.
Point of View: Primarily Third Person (Limited Omniscient), Some Third Person (Omniscient), A Little Second Person