Stanley Yelnats is an very 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 part of Texas where there used to be a lake but isn't anymore. It is barren desert lake with a child prison camp.
Stanley Yelnat's family seems to be under some kind of superstitious curse that was put on them by the legendary Madame Zeroni years and years ago. And now since he was accused for stealing a pair of Clide Livingstons baseball cleats.
Can Zero come with me?
Come on Stanley.
Stanley has a really hard time digging his first hole. It's is so big, and he is so weak, and a large part of him cant really believe he's doing this. Stanley finds the gold tube engraved with a heart. He doesn't show it to the Warden but know it's important for the mystery.
Good thing we are out of there!
Yup, lets go watch some TV.
Stanley and Zero are trapped in the hole with the treasure chest and a hole pack of Yellow-Spotted-Lizards that could bite them at any moment. The Warden is waiting for them to die, but the Yellow-Spotted-Lizard aren't biting them.
Stanley Yelnats finds the treasure chest surprisingly has his name on it the chest as well. Stanley Yelnats's lawyer come's to pick him up because of his innocents, and ask if Hector(Zero) could come with him.
I will be fine man, and do you really want me to go with you?
Stanley fixes the curse by helping Zero, the distant relative of Madame Zeroni. Hector and Stanley and all the kids are are rescued from the Warden. After everything that happened that day, they had a day in the pool with there family and then became next door neighbor, and on top of that Zero found his mother after all these years.