Author of the Month - Louis Sachar
We have chosen the brilliant Louis Sachar as our Author of the Month. He is the award-winning author of over 25 novels including the bestseller and modern classic Holes, which we think is a must-read for all children. His latest novel, Fuzzy Mud is published this month...a cracking new mystery story featuring some truly terrifying genetically modified mud!
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, August 2015 The bestselling author of Holes tells a cracking new story in Fuzzy Mud featuring some truly terrifying genetically modified mud. When Marshall takes a short cut home to avoid being beaten up... Featured in: 11+ readers | Author of the Month | Books of the Month | Julia Eccleshare's Picks | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 06/08/2015 Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy
Wholly original and brilliantly plotted, Holes is a funny and poignant story about surviving. When Stanley Yelnats is falsely accused of stealing a pair of trainers, he is sent off to Camp Green Lake which is not a camp, not... Featured in: 13+ readers | Author of the Month | Bookshelf Essentials | Summer Reading/Activity | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
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A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. The worldwide best-selling author of Holes takes readers on a journey right into the extraordinary and obsessive world of bridge. Don't be put off by this central theme before having... Featured in: 11+ readers | Author of the Month | 13+ readers | 2011 Great Reads | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 09/08/2011 Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy
A brilliant companion volume to mega bestseller Holes Readers are reunited with Armpit and X-Ray in this brilliantly plotted and masterfully told adventure story. Featured in: 11+ readers | Author of the Month | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2007 Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy
There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
In Holes, best-selling author Louis Sachar showed his understanding and compassion for a group of boys who have got outside the system. In There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, he shows the same sensitivity to Bradley Chalkers, one boy... Featured in: 13+ readers | Author of the Month | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2007 Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy
Bestselling author Louis Sachar is back with a stunning new novel, which all begins with a hat…The hat Laura Sibbie buys from an old man in the street that says Pig City on the front and so Pig City is... Featured in: 7+ readers | Author of the Month | Books of the Year 2009 | eBooks
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Julia Eccleshare has chosen Fuzzy Mud as her August Book of the Month and says of Louis Sachar - "Best-selling author Louis Sachar took the world by storm with Holes, his remarkable story about a group of boys in a reform camp. But he deserves to be just as famous and popular for his many other books which display his hallmark qualities of warmth, empathy and understanding of all kinds of young readers but especially those whose lives have gone a bit awry. Young readers are immediately attracted to Louis Sachar’s novels for his great and unusual stories and for his exceptional understanding of some of the challenges of growing up."
We asked our Lovereading Reader Review panel to read Louis's new novel, Fuzzy Mud.
'Fuzzy Mud is a really exciting and gripping book. I love all the characters and the plot is amazing. I couldn't put it down. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.' Natalie Hunter, age 13
'Fuzzy Mud is an amazing book, which I couldn't put down. It was a great story from start to finish, with strong characters and good contrast.' - Jack Wilson, age 13
You can read more reviews here.
Louis lives in Austin, Texas, where he writes novels and plays quite a lot of bridge.
He has won many book prizes including the National Book Award and the Newbery Award.
There is also more information on Louis and his books at www.louissachar.com.