Study Guide

Holes Characters

By Louis Sachar

Stanley Yelnats

Stanley is the downtrodden kid who gets kicked around by just about everyone and everything. He...

Zero

According to most of the characters in the book, Zero is a big fat zero. Okay, maybe that's...

The Warden

We get the shivers just thinking about the Warden. This scary lady is a descendent of Trout and...

X-Ray

X-Ray is the leader of the pack in D Tent. He's the smallest boy in the group (other than Zero),...

Mr. Pendanski

Mr. Pendanski is a bit of a puzzle. Unlike Mr. Sir, who is totally comfortable pushing the boys...

Miss Katherine (Kissin' Kate Barlow)

Sweet Miss Katherine, the schoolteacher in the nineteenth-century town of Green Lake. She's...

Sam the Onion Man

Aw, Sam. We just love this guy. We also love his trademark phrase: "I can fix that." (Much better...

Elya Yelnats

What a name, right? Elya Yelnats is Stanley's...

Mr. Sir

Rude, crude, and socially unacceptable, Mr. Sir is a pretty straightforward character. He...

Derrick Dunne

This guy is your stereotypical bully. While he doesn't actually appear in the book except in...