It's a strange story, but strangely compelling and lovely too. Louis Sachar uses poker-faced understatement to create a bizarre but believable landscape--a place where Major Major Major Major of Catch-22 would feel right at home. But while there is humor and absurdity here, there is also a deep understanding of friendship and a searing compassion for society's underdogs. As Stanley unknowingly begins to fulfill his destiny--the dual plots coming together to reveal that fate has big plans in store--we can't help but cheer for the good guys, and all the Yelnats everywhere. (Ages 10 and older) --Brangien Davis --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'A witty, moving read that grabs you and never lets up' -- Daily Telegraph
'Exceptionally good' -- Sunday Times
'Magic and hard realism come crashing together. An extraordinary and unconventional novel' -- Observer
'Unmistakably powerful' -- Philip Pullman
From the Publisher
1999 Newbery Medal; 1998 National Book Award for Young People's Literature; A Christopher Award for Juvenile Fiction; An ALA Notable Book; An ALA Best Book for Young Adults; An ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults; A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year; A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Book; A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; A Publishers Weekly Notable Children's Book of the Year; A Publishers Weekly Bestseller; A Horn Book Fanfare Title; A Riverbank Review 1999 Children's Book of Distinction; A New York Public Library Children's Book of 1998-100 Titles for Reading and Sharing; A Texas Lone Star Award Nominee; A NECBA Fall List Title --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Author
it is a good book and I think that every one should read it. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.