Attention à la morsure mortelle du lézard à tâches jaunes! Stanley Yelnats a hérité de la terrible malédiction familiale qui se transmet depuis l'horrible-abominable-vaurien-d'arrière-arrière-grand-père-voleur-de-cochon. Toujours au mauvais endroit, au mauvais moment. Accusé - injustement - de vol, Stanley est envoyé au Camp du Lac vert, un camp de redressement perdu dans le désert du Texas. Ici, la vie est un enfer pour les mauvais garçons comme lui, X-Ray, Calamar, Zéro et tous les autres. Pourquoi faut-il creuser des trous, toute la journée sous un soleil brûlant?
The internationally bestselling novel for children and adults alike. Genuinely original and brilliantly writtenThis is a story of friendship with the cleverest of plot twists, and descriptions so vivid you can feel the heat of Stanley's desert prison burning off the page. A total must-read' The Times
Meet the delightfully eccentric and unusually gifted pupils of Wayside School for the first time in this brilliant story of a very mixed-up and crazy school where only strange things happen
"Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you." That's Bradley Chalker for you. He is the oldest child in the class. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has 'serious behaviour problems'. No one likes him - except Carla, the new school counsellor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself.
Tamaya, la discrète, la bonne élève, ne prend pas pour rentrer chez elle, le chemin habituel. À contrecoeur, elle suit son ami Marshall qui l'entraîne à travers les bois. Il veut à tout prix éviter Chad, la brute de l'école qui ne cesse de le terroriser. Mais en s'enfonçant dans la forêt, ils vont au-devant de dangers plus grands encore... Bientôt, l'aventure tourne à la catastrophe et l'avenir du monde tout entier pourrait en être changé.
Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth.
In this wonderfully inventive, compelling novel that is both serious and funny, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece that will leave all readers amazed and delighted by the author's narrative flair and brilliantly handled plot.
From Louis Sachar, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Newbery Medal for HOLES, comes the young adult novel THE CARDTURNER, an exploration of the human condition.
How are we supposed to be partners? He cant see the cards and I dont know the rules!
The summer after junior year of high school looks bleak for Alton Richards. His girlfriend has dumped him to hook up with his best friend. He has no money and no job. His parents insist that he drive his great-uncle Lester to his bridge club four times a week and be his cardturner--whatever that means. Altons uncle is old, blind, very sick, and very rich.
But Altons parents arent the only ones trying to worm their way into Lester Trapps good graces. Theyre in competition with his longtime housekeeper, his alluring young nurse, and the crazy Castaneda family, who seem to have a mysterious influence over him.
Alton soon finds himself intrigued by his uncle, by the game of bridge, and especially by the pretty and shy Toni Castaneda. As the summer goes on, he struggles to figure out what it all means, and ultimately to figure out the meaning of his own life.
Through Altons wry observations, Louis Sachar explores the disparity between what you know and what you think you know. With his incomparable flair and inventiveness, he examines the elusive differences between perception and reality--and inspires readers to thinkand think again.
From the Hardcover edition.
When Alton's ageing, blind uncle asks him to attend bridge games with him, he agrees. After all, it's better than a crappy summer job in the local shopping mall, and Alton's mother thinks it might secure their way to a good inheritance sometime in the future.But, like all apparently casual choices in any of Louis Sachar's wonderful books, this choice soon turns out to be a lot more complex than Alton could ever have imagined. As his relationship with his uncle develops, and he meets the very attractive Toni, deeply buried secrets are uncovered and a romance that spans decades is finally brought to a conclusion.Alton's mother is in for a surprise!
Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him--except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren';t afraid to try. But when you feel like the most-hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .
Winner of 19 Children';s Choice Awards From the Trade Paperback edition.
Twelveyearold jokester Gary Boone knows he was born to be a comedian, it's the kids in his class who think he's just a goon. Winning the school talent show would be Gary's dream come true, but on the big night his dream nearly backfireswith hilarious results. An IRA/CBC Children's Choice.yes'>#160;yes'>#160;From the Trade Paperback edition.
DAVID IS ONLY trying to be cool when he helps some of the popular kids steal Old Lady Bayfieldyes'>#8217;s cane. But when the plan backfires, heyes'>#8217;s the one the yes'>#8220;old witchyes'>#8221; curses. Now David canyes'>#8217;t seem to do anything right. Is it the Bayfield curse at work? Or is David simply turning into a total loser?yes'>#8220;Wildly funny.yes'>#8221;yes'>#8212;Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
This chapter book series by Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar features one hilariously overactive imagination!
Marvin Redpost has never felt like he fits in with his family. So when he hears a news report about a missing prince who looks just like him, he knows exactly what happened. Now all he has to do is tell Mr. and Mrs. Redpost that it’s time for him to move in with his real parents at the castle….
Hilarious and relatable, Marvin Redpost is perfect for kids who love to bond with quirky characters like Junie B. Jones and George Brown, Class Clown.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin is shunned by his classmates, best friends, and teacher after he is unfairly fingered as a nose-picker by the class bully.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Will kissing his elbow really turn Marvin into a girl? Casey Happleton claims it's so, and Marvin starts to believe her after his lips "accidentally" brush his elbow.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Illus. in black-and-white. Marvin's friends think he's the luckiest boy in the world when his teacher asks him to dog-sit for a week. He gets to be alone in Mrs. North's house! But pretty soon it starts to look as if Marvin is not so lucky after all...." From the Trade Paperback edition.
Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it';s hard when you have a record, and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believes in him is Ginny, his 10-year old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps. And he seems to be on the right path, until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. This leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation, Kaira DeLeon, and suddenly his life spins out of control, with only one thing for certain. He';ll never be the same again.In his first major novel since Holes, critically acclaimed novelist Louis Sachar uses his signature wit combined with a unique blend of adventure and deeply felt characters to explore issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that determine a person';s life, and what it takes to stay on course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice-but a small step in the right direction.
Marvin and Stuart get to sleep over at Nick Tuffle's house for Nick's birthday. They set out sleeping bags in the Tuffles' backyard. Stuart and Nick fall right to sleep, but Marvin tosses and turns. Then he hears a noise, and something glowing zooms over his head. Is it really a flying birthday cake? Or something else? The next day, a very strange new kid shows up at school. . . .
When Marvin Redpost agrees to go over to Casey Happleton's house, he doesn't know what he's in for. Casey shows him the magic crystal she has just found and offers to give Marvin a few wishes. Is the crystal really magic? Or is it too good to be true?