Thursday, October 28, 2004

Wow! Sequel to Holes!

AP Story--Thu Oct 28, 3:05 PM ET
Louis Sachar is working on a sequel!

NEW YORK - Armpit and X-Ray are back at Camp Green Lake. Louis Sachar, author of the million-selling, award-winning "Holes," is writing a sequel to his beloved children's classic. Delacorte Press Books will publish Sachar's "Small Steps," at a date still to be determined.

"`Holes' is a phenomenon that raised the bar for measuring publishing success — and it is all due to the creative genius of Louis Sachar," Delacorte publisher Beverly Horowitz said Thursday in a statement.

Published in 1998, "Holes" has sold more than 5 million copies, won the Newbery Medal and National Book Award and was made into a popular film last year, with Sachar writing the screenplay.

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