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You might know him as "Louis the Yard Teacher," as he wrote himself into his book "Sideways Stories from Wayside School," or as the writer of the National Book Award-winning "Holes." But Sachar has transitioned from writing about holes to writing about mud.
- "One of the reasons I’ve been writing for children for almost forty years is because I love that the world is still wide open to them."
- "His 1999 Newbery Medal winner, Holes, centers on a boy wrongly confined to a juvenile detention facility. It's mysterious and creepy, and it's still flying off the shelves. So if he says kids will love a scary eco-bioterror-mystery-thriller-comedy, you just might trust him."
This segment aired on October 22, 2015.