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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c1998.
233 p. ; 22 cm.
"Frances Foster books."
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Newbery Award Medal, 1999.