Because Zero is very weak, Stanley carries him up this mountain. Kate is devastated by Sam's death and becomes Kissin' Kate Barlow, one of the most feared outlaws in the West. He is sentenced to 18 months at Camp Green Lake, a boys' juvenile detention center in Texas. The main story is that of Stanley Yelnats and his time at Camp Green Lake. TheBestNotes Study Guide by Donna Cassie. And, once the hole is dug, the rest of the day is theirs.
Elya follows her directions, and the piglet grows to a large size, but he does not carry it up on the final day in order to have time to clean up. Although the Warden attempts to take the suitcase from them, Stanley's lawyer, Ms. Fearing that the warden will kill Zero if he leaves him behind, Stanley refuses to leave the camp unless Zero can come along. She wears nail polish traced with rattlesnake venom, and scratches those who displease or go against what she says. The canteens are continuously refilled. The assistant attorney general then declares Camp Greenlake under his jurisdiction as Marion, Warden Walker, and Dr. He leads the town in hunting down Sam, whose is killed.
Stanley often thinks he is the weirdest and craziest kid at Camp Green Lake. It turns out that the suitcase contains many valuable items and is in fact the same suitcase that Kate Barlow took from Stanley's great-grandfather, also named Stanley Yelnats, so many years ago. It continues to be well received by critics and was ranked number 6 among all-time children's novels by in 2012. There are many dangers at Camp Green Lake: the yellow-spotted lizards, scorpions, rattlesnakes, and the Warden. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishmentand redemption. Elya uses the pig to propose to the girl he loves, but discovers that she isn't what he originally thought. This first Stanley Yelnats also believed this is because of the Yelnats family curse.
Stanley's attorney appears at the camp, explaining that Stanley is innocent due to the emergence of an alibi. . Sir says that each camper needs to dig a hole that is five feet deep and five feet across every single day. The different names allow the boys to bond and form a team based in their hatred for their work and the counselors. When the pigs were the same size, Myra asked Elya and Igor Barkov to guess a number between 1 and 10, showing her inability to make her own decisions. He attempts to discover a way to recycle old sneakers and because of this, the Yelnats' apartment smells bad. Sir discover them and attempt to take the chest away from Stanley and Zero until they notice that yellow-spotted lizards have climbed onto the boys.
The reader is given no additional information about the engraved gold tube. Pendanski are shocked -- it hasn't rained at Green Lake in years. Madame Zeroni Madame Zeroni is a shrewd and mysterious old woman whom Elya Yelnats befriends in their native country, Latvia. Stanley is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile corrections facility which is ironically located in the middle of a sterile desert. These three stories collide when Zero and Stanley run away from the camp.
X-Ray maintains his position as the leader of the boys even though he is one of the smallest and can barely see without his glasses. Katherine was originally the schoolteacher of Green Lake, a bright and vivacious young woman who fell in love with a black man, despite the disapproval and prejudice of many people in the town. A flashback shows how the men of the Yelnats family suffer under a bad luck curse that affects all aspects of their lives. Camp Green Lake, a reform camp for boys, requires inmates to dig holes in a dry lake bed every day to build character. In the same way that Mr.
Stanley's father is finally able to find, patent, and sell a cure for foot odor. Just like X-Ray, Squid is very tough but very subservient to X-Ray's rules and directions. Another flashback, which reveals how the modern story comes together, relates the history of Camp Green Lake. The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Having students choose an example of each literary conflict and depict it using the Storyboard Creator is a great way to reinforce your lesson! They try to force her to reveal where she buried her loot, but she is bitten by a yellow-spotted lizard and dies.
This page has reading comprehension questions, reading activities, vocabulary worksheets, and a whole book test. Stanley and Zero decide to go back to Camp Green Lake to investigate the hole in which Stanley found the tube of lipstick, feeling lucky all of a sudden. This article's plot summary may be. However, Zero begins to feel sick from eating the sploosh and Stanley is forced to carry him up the mountain. Zero is the one who stole the shoes that Stanley was arrested for and accused of stealing. A rifle lay across his lap.
Legend has it that she left a great treasure buried somewhere in the desert before she committed suicide. He convinces Stanley to give him the lipstick tube that Stanley finds in his hole so that he can have the day off instead of Stanley. An old Egyptian wise woman whose curse resounds down the generations, a schoolmarm whose love for a black man destroys both their lives, a boy abandoned by his mother at a playground, a girl consumed with anger and greed as she watches the downfall of her family -- when all these disparate stories finally come ringing into their places, it's like hearing the perfect orchestral chord. He also has an immense love for his donkey, Mary Lou. The majority of the book takes place between the past and present. In return, she asks that on the day after his betrothal, Elya return and carry her up the mountain, so that she can also drink from the stream.
Not only is this a great way to teach the parts of a plot, it also reinforces major events, and helps students develop greater understanding of literary structures. This theme is unusual in children's literature as many authors portray children as carefree and without responsibility. During one dig, Stanley finds one of Barlow's lipstick tubes though he does not recognize it for what it is. He was the one whose treasure was stolen by Kate Barlow while he was moving from New York to California. To repay Madame Zeroni, he was to carry her up the mountain to make her strong as well. She is great friends with Elya Yelnats, and she gives him a pig. They dig through the night and eventually find a treasure chest.