Stanley Yelnats is always seems to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. One day, a pair of shoes fell out of the sky and hit him in the head. Those were Clyde Livingston's shoes. Then a cop came along and asked where he found those shoes and he just started running
The conflict is he was sent to camp green lake because he was accused of stealing Clyde Livingston's shoes. Then he goes to Camp Green Lake. When he arrives, Mr. Sir told him that he needs to dig a hole everyday, 5 feet wide, 5 feet long.
When Stanley arrives to camp there wasn't really a lake. Mr. Pendenski told him if he finds anything gives it to him and he would get a day off. Then he finds a fossil but the warden isn't interested in fossils. Then he finds a gold tube and has to give it to X-Ray. Then they all get into a fight. They ZigZag says that Zero is digging Stanley's hole for him. Then Stanley says that he is teaching Zero To Read and Write. Then, Mr. Pendenski makes fun of Zero and Zero takes the shovel and hits him across the face. Stanley wants to go find Zero.
Stanley Sneaks up to Mr. Sirs truck, gets in and drives it to find Zero. Then he crashes into a hole. Then runs away from camp to find Zero. Then he finds a boat that's upside down. He looks under the boat and finds Zero under. Then they go climb God's thumb. They find onions and water.
They decide to go back to camp. Then they hide in hole at the camp site and wait for everyone to go back into the camp site. Then when they all go inside they go into a hole and dig in it and they find Stanley's great great grandfather's treasure. Then the warden catches them. And after that a whle famly of yellow-spotted lizards hop on Stanley and Zero, they are not biting them and killing them. Instead there just standing there on them.
Stanley and Zero got to go home because Stanley's attorney came to pick them up. They also got to bring home the treasure that they found. Then Zero's mom came to see him because she hasn't seen him in a long time and they really miss each other