Stanley is an overweight kid with a lot of bad luck. Years ago Kissing Kate Barlow robbed a bank and buried her treasure. Camp Green Lake is down in the hottest parts of Texas where there used to be a lake.
Stanley Yelnats's family seems to be under some kind of superstition curse that was put on them by the legendary Madame Zeroni years and years ago. And now he's in Camp Green Lake.
Your first name is your last name spelled backwards?
This here camp green lake I'm shutting it down!
Stanley has a really hard time digging his first hole, Stanley finds a gold tube with KB in a heart shape, Zero Stanley's friend ran away from camp. Stanley steals the water truck to go save Zero but he drives into a hole and ends up running away to find Zero.
Stanley and Zero are trapped in the hole with the treasure chest and a whole pack of poisonous lizards that could bite them at any moment. The Warden is waiting for them to die, but the lizards aren't biting them.
Your going to die here and I've been for this for a long time.
Stanley Yelnats finds the treasure chest and it has his name on it. Stanley's lawyer comes to pick him up.
Stanley fixes the curse by helping Zero, the distant relative of Madame Zeroni. Hector Stanley and all the kids are rescued from the Warden.