Holes is a novel written by Louis Sachar. It was published on August 20, 1998 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, with cover art by Vladimir Radunsky. It won the Newbery Medal in 1999. In 2003, Disney released a movie which was based on this novel, which was directed by Andrew Davis and written by the author of Holes himself, Louis Sachar.
In 2006, Sachar also published a companion novel called Small Steps, which is about one of the characters from Holes.
- Washington Post: "Louis Sachar Wins Newbery; `Holes' Given Children's Book Prize; `Snowflake Bentley' Takes Caldecott" Written by David Streitfeld, Published February 2, 1999