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|What is special about the main character's name?|
It is a palindrome.. Stanley Yelnats is his name, and it is spelled the same way forwards and backwards.
|Why does Stanley get sent to Camp Green Lakes?|
He was convicted of stealing a pair of sneakers.. Stanley was accused of stealing a pair of sneakers from a shelter.
|Was Stanley actually innocent of this crime?|
y. Stanley was just walking along when the sneakers fell from the sky. No one believed his story, so he was sent to Camp Green Lakes.
|What was Zero's real name?|
Hector. Hector Zeroni was actually Zero's name. The others were all names of boys at the camp.
|In what tent was Stanley placed?|
D. The boys at the camp were broken into groups of seven with each being placed in a tent.
|What nickname did the boys in Stanley's group give him?|
Caveman. Stanley was dubbed Caveman from his first day there. The others are the nicknames of other boys in his tent.
|Did X-Ray actually steal the sunflower seeds from Mr. Sir?|
n. Magnet stole the seeds, but poor Stanley was in the wrong place at the wrong time and took the blame.
|After Zero ran away, what was the name of the boy who replaced him?|
Twitch. Twitch, so named because of his nervous twitch and the way he got around cars, was given Zero's bed.
|With whom did Katherine Barlow fall in love?|
Sam. Katherine Barlow, school teacher, fell in love with Sam. The only problem? Sam was an African-American at a time when interracial relationships were frowned upon...to put it mildly.
|What item of food did Sam peddle?|
onions & onion. Sam called the onion a cure for everything, and indeed they ended up saving Stanley and Zero's lives.
|What was the warden's name?|
Ms. Walker. Ms. Walker was after only one thing, and unfortunately for her, she didn't succeed.
|What was the name of the boat that Zero was hiding under?|
Mary Lou. Mary Lou was the name of Sam's donkey and also his boat. Kissin' Kate was the nickname that Katherine Barlow was known by when she was a bandit.
|Was Zero abandoned in the park by his father?|
n. His mother told him to wait for her in the park, and he waited over a month, but she never returned. He later found her, when he could afford to hire private detectives. He never mentions what happened to his father.
|Where did Zero and Stanley go in search of water?|
God's Thumb. God's Thumb is what Stanley called the mountain peak he could see from Camp Green Lakes. It was the same place his grandfather had taken refuge after being robbed by Kissin' Kate.
|What was the name given to Mr. Yelnats' invention?|
Sploosh. Mr. Yelnats invented a foot deodorizer. Sploosh was originally what Zero called the jars of 100-year-old peaches he found that kept him alive.
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