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Check out Louis Sachar's official website and you'll learn that our author is an avid bridge player. Wouldn't have guessed!
Movie or TV Productions
Louis Sachar actually wrote the screenplay for this movie, and it's pretty faithful to the book. We liked it even better than Even Stevens.
Disney has a whole page devoted to the movie. Makes us a little nostalgic, we have to say.
Articles and Interviews
In this New York Times interview, Sachar talks about reading Charlotte's Web as a kid. That's one of Shmoop's favorites, so we're on board.
Want to know how Sachar got the idea for his yellow-spotted lizards? Check out this interview and find out. (Yeah, we're not going to spoil it.)
In this interview, Sachar talks about his writing process and reveals that sometimes he doubts his work. Yep, that's right, even a professional is never 100% sure.
What do you think? Is this how you pictured it?
Yeah, they made a music video. You'll be happy you watched this, we promise.
In this audio interview, Sachar discusses his writing process, writing for kids, and some of his favorite writers. Shmoop didn't make the cut, but we'll get over it.
Ever wonder what it's like to adapt your own book for the big screen? Well, listen up as Sachar talks about the writing and making of the movie of Holes.
Looks like an all-round nice guy, doesn't he?
This is the most well-known cover for the book. Do you think it captures the voice?