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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

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The red words painted on the trailer caused quite a buzz around town and before an hour was up, half of Antler was standing in line with two dollars clutched in hand to see the fattest boy in the world.

Toby Wilson is having the toughest summer of his life. It's the summer his mother leaves for good; the summer his best friend's brother returns from Vietnam in a coffin. And the summer that Zachary Beaver, the fattest boy in the world, arrives in their sleepy Texas town. While it's a summer filled with heartache of every kind, it's also a summer of new friendships gained and old friendships renewed. And it's Zachary Beaver who turns the town of Antler upside down and leaves everyone, especially Toby, changed forever.

With understated elegance, Kimberly Willis Holt tells a compelling coming-of-age story about a thirteen-year-old boy struggling to find himself in an imperfect world. At turns passionate and humorous, this extraordinary novel deals sensitively and candidly with obesity, war, and the true power of friendship.

 
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town is the winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

Synopsis:

Toby Wilson is having the toughest summer of his life. His mother left for good; his best friends brother was killed. Then Zachary Beaver, the fattest boy in the world, arrives in Tobys sleepy Texas town. And its Zachary Beaver who turns the town of Antler upside down and leaves everyone, especially Toby, changed forever. With understated elegance, Kimberly Willis Holt tells a compelling coming-of-age story about a thirteen-year-old boy struggling to find himself in an imperfect world.

About the Author

KIMBERLY WILLIS HOLT is the author of the Piper Reed series, as well as Keeper of the Night, Part of Me, and My Louisiana Sky. She has also written the picture books Waiting for Gregory and Skinny Brown Dog. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

kimberlywillisholt.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312632120
Author:
Holt, Kimberly Willis
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.66 x 5.19 x 0.67 in
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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Toby Wilson is having the toughest summer of his life. His mother left for good; his best friends brother was killed. Then Zachary Beaver, the fattest boy in the world, arrives in Tobys sleepy Texas town. And its Zachary Beaver who turns the town of Antler upside down and leaves everyone, especially Toby, changed forever. With understated elegance, Kimberly Willis Holt tells a compelling coming-of-age story about a thirteen-year-old boy struggling to find himself in an imperfect world.
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