Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998 Edition: [Various editions] Description: 233 p ISBN/ISSN: 0374332657, 9780440414803 (pbk.), 0440414806 (pbk.), Language: English
Winner of the 1999 Newbery Medal
"Frances Foster books."
Winner of the 1998 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Winner 2002
Also published: New York : Dell Yearling, 2000, c1998 (233 p.)
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself