Newbery Medal Award. Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention camp 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 the boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? This is not just a fun, exciting mystery but a story of friendship and overcoming adversity.
Includes excerpts of Fuzzy Mud and Small Steps). This is one of the books students read in Hewitt’s Lightning Literature and Composition program for Grades 5. It can be purchased separately or in a pack.