Reputed author of the Wayside School and Marvin Redpost series of children's books, this Austin writer has fans - young and not-so-young - across the globe. His book Holes won the prestigious Newbery Award last February. The story that struck gold for Sachar is about a boy wrongly convicted of a crime and sentenced to digging a new hole every day under the hot Texas sun.
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