A Hole In The World by Sid Hite

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When fifteen year old Paul Shackleford is sent to live on a relative's isolated farm as punishment for lying, his life is transformed. There, he meets some unusual people and one very surly dog, who are all still reeling from the death of a beloved farmhand. Paul begins to hear talk of the presence of a ghost and soon finds himself investigating the life and afterlife of the departed man, who seems to have a mysterious connection to Paul.
 

About Sid Hite

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Sid Hite has written five highly praised novels for young readers. T"he Boston Globe" says he treats "people's virtues and foibles with humor and realism while weaving in universal themes of good and evil, belief, love and small miracles." Sid Hite grew up in a rural Virginia town, and he now lives and writes in Sag Harbor, New York.
 
Published October 1, 2001 by Scholastic Press. 204 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The legacy of one man's character on his survivors is explored in this Southern coming-of-age tale.

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As punishment for telling a lie, 15-year-old Paul Shackleford has been "condemned to a summer of indentured servitude"—his parents send him to work on a farm owned by distant relativ

Nov 12 2001 | Read Full Review of A Hole In The World

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As punishment for telling a lie, a 15-year-old boy is sent to work on a farm and is surprised by how quickly he grows fond of the people he meets there.

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As punishment for telling a lie, 15-year-old Paul Shackleford has been "condemned to a summer of indentured servitude"—his parents send him to work on a farm owned by distant relatives.

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One ghost, actually --- the ghost of Hennley, a farmhand who hung himself (the dog who bit Paul's backside was his dog.) Paul is especially intrigued by Hennley.

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