Winner of the 1999 Newbery Medal
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
"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.)
Also published: New York : Scholastic, c ©1998 (1st Scholastic paperback printing, September 2000) 233p