Hello! I apologize for posting slightly out of schedule (who uses the internet on a Saturday!?), but this month I made a last minute decision to retire From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and begin illustrating a new book! I’d gotten everything I wanted out of FTMUFOMBEF, now it’s time for something new!
Holes, by Louis Sachar, was a real treat to read back in middle school. And it was a real treat to re-read this past week as a 25 year old.
There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. There was once a very large lake here, the largest in Texas. That was over a hundred years ago. Now it is just a dry, flat wasteland.
Stanley Yelnats was given a choice. The judge said, “You may go to jail, or you may go to Camp Green Lake.”
Stanley was from a poor family. He had never been to camp before.