There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. There once was a very large lake here, the largest lake in Texas. That was over a hundred years ago. Now it is just a dry. Scholastic BookFiles: A Reading Guide to Holes by Louis Sachar/by Monique Vescia. p. cm. Summary: Discusses the writing, characters, plot, and themes of. Holes by Louis Sachar. Summary. Chapter 1. Camp Green Lake is described. It is no longer a lake because over a hundred years ago the lake dried up and the.

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Holes by Louis Sachar. Holes Chapters 1 - 5 Pages 3 – 1. Camp Green Lake is a) one of the largest lakes in Texas b) a big dry lake where. A guide for the novel by Louis Sachar #—Instructional Guide: Holes .. The warden has all the campers digging holes in a dry lakebed, for what reason. Holes by Louis Sachar. Stanley Yelnats, a boy who has bad luck due to a curse placed on his great- great-grandfather, is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile.

Stanley shares these traits with his family and, although he does not have a lot of self-confidence, he is not easily depressed, a characteristic that helps him adjust to the horrendous conditions of Camp Green Lake.

However, he has a bad habit of blaming his great great grandfather when he gets in trouble. This habit made him impudent.

He identifies the people who threaten him, like the Warden, and while he tries not to get in trouble he also stands up for himself and his friends and family. Stanley rebels for the rights of his friends when he steals Mr. Sir's truck to look for his friend Zero in the dry lake bed.

So often, he is considered to be "stupid" or a mere nothing by the other boys and the counselors at the lake. He lacks an education, meaning he cannot really read or write. However, he is smart and manages to stand for himself in the face of adversity, breaking Mr.

Pendanski's nose with a shovel after one too many snide remarks. Typically he is noted as the character that hardly speaks due to the fact that he is wary of those who mock him.

He is said to always have a scowl on his face and does not like to answer questions. Zero is shown to be an honest character after becoming close friends with Stanley. Zero is the one who stole the shoes that Stanley was arrested for and accused of stealing. He is the great-great-great-grandson of Madame Zeroni, the woman who put a curse on Stanley's family. He has been homeless for most of his life, as well as being abandoned by his mother at a very young age.

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Although he suffers quite a bit, he always seems to persevere and come out on top. X-Ray decides that Stanley will be called Caveman and fixes the order of the line for water.

X-Ray maintains his position as the leader of the boys even though he is one of the smallest and can barely see without his glasses. He convinces Stanley to give him the lipstick tube that Stanley finds in his hole so that he can have the day off instead of Stanley. X-Ray is able to maintain his position at the head of the group through a system of rewards and allies.

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Every time that Stanley does something nice for X-Ray, X-Ray is nice to Stanley and stands up for him when the other boys pick on him. When Stanley becomes friends with Zero, however, X-Ray's system is threatened and he becomes hostile towards Stanley. His nickname X-ray comes from it being pig Latin of his actual name, Rex. He is often the one for taunting Stanley for sending and receiving letters to his mother.

Magnet earned his nickname because of his ability to steal, he got into Camp Green Lake for stealing animals from the zoo and refers to his fingers as "little magnets".

His nickname Armpit is due to him having bad hygiene from not bathing. Zig Zag Ricky : Zigzag is described as being the tallest kid of Group D, constantly looking like he has been electrocuted, with frizzy hair.

Stanley often thinks he is the weirdest and craziest kid at Camp Green Lake.

Zigzag is the one who hit Stanley on the head with a shovel and did not apologize for doing so. Zigzag suffers from paranoia , highlighting his displayed "craziness".

Twitch Brian : A car thief who arrives at camp after Stanley. The Warden Ms. Walker : Running Camp Green Lake, she is known to be violent, abusive, and quite mean. She uses her power and privilege to get what she wants and make members of the camp do as she pleases.


She has hidden cameras, using them to spy on the members of the camp. She is often thought to have hidden cameras in the showers, causing Stanley to be paranoid whenever he takes a shower, rushing out as fast as possible. She wears nail polish traced with rattlesnake venom, and scratches those who displease or go against what she says. She is the granddaughter of Charles "Trout" Walker. Her family had been digging the treasure out since her birth, but to no success.

He took up this habit after deciding to quit smoking. He is known to be mean and tough. Pendanski is in charge. Pendanski may seem friendly, but he is just as mean as the Warden and Mr.

He never stops making fun of Zero ever since he has been at the camp, which comes back to bite him when the boy cracks him in the face with a shovel. She falls in love with Sam, a man who sells onions in the town. Although the rest of the white people in the town are racist and enforce rules that prohibit black people from going to school, Kate, who is white, does not care about the color of a person's skin and she loves Sam for the person that he is.

When Kate and Sam kiss, the angry townsfolk kill Sam and destroy her beloved schoolhouse. Kate is devastated by Sam's death and becomes Kissin' Kate Barlow, one of the most feared outlaws in the West. She always leaves her mark by kissing someone when she finishes killing them; if she had only robbed them, she would leave them in the hot desert. She is the outlaw responsible for robbing Stanley Yelnats I Stanley's ancestor.

Kate dies when a yellow spotted lizard bites her foot, but dies laughing because the Walker family will never find her treasure. I was once homeless, and so I feel sorry for those who have to live in a hostel. My nickname is Sweet Feet.

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I do suffer from a terrible incurable foot fungus and have to shower very often. Hector Zeroni Twitch Elya Yelnats I remember that I once lived in a house, but mostly I have lived in the streets and sometimes in homeless hostels.

I am quite small and dark skinned. I used to be with my mum, but she disappeared.

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I can't read but I can count. I am at Camp Green Lake, because I was caught stealing a new pair of sneakers. I am good at digging. I don't talk much. My nickname is Zero. I keep an eye on the boys, and take them water when they are digging the holes. I believe that the kids here have done bad things, but that doesn't mean that they are bad kids.

The kids call me Mom, but I don't mind. The only kid I don't think will do well is Zero. There is nothing inside his head. His silence really irritates me.

My real name is Brian. I was sent to the camp for stealing a car.

I can break into a car, disconnect the alarm and hotwire the engine in less than a minute. I don't mean to steal them. It's just that if I see a real nice car on its own, I start to twitch.

The next thing I know, I'm behind the wheel. It was brave of Stanley to steal the pickup. Pity he could not drive. I was Stanley's great great grandfather, but of course I did not know this. I brought a curse on the family. I fell in love with a beautiful girl whose head was as empty as a flowerpot. SlideShare Explore Search You. Submit Search.

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Pendanski fires his pistol into the air and the Warden arrives.

I was Stanley's great great grandfather, but of course I did not know this. He convinces Stanley to give him the lipstick tube that Stanley finds in his hole so that he can have the day off instead of Stanley.

She falls in love with Sam, a man who sells onions in the town. More Phonics Worksheets. The song that he sang to the piglet becomes a lullaby that is passed down among Elya's descendants, who are all named Stanley due to its palindromic relation to the name Yelnats.

I keep an eye on the boys, and take them water when they are digging the holes. Morengo, to get Stanley out of Camp Green Lake.