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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

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Publisher Comments:

Nothing ever happens in Toby's small Texas town. Nothing much until this summer that's full of big changes.

It's tough for Toby when his mother leaves home to become a country singer. And Toby takes it hard when his best friend Cal's older brother goes off to fight in Vietnam. But now their sleepy town is about to get an even bigger jolt with the arrival of Zachary Beaver, billed as the fattest boy in the world. Toby is in for a summer unlike any other, a summer sure to change his life.

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"In her down-to-earth, people-smart way, Holt offers a gift." The Horn Book Magazine (Starred Review)

Synopsis:

Nothing ever happens in Toby's small Texas town. Nothing much until this summer that's full of big changes.

It's tough for Toby when his mother leaves home to become a country singer. And Toby takes it hard when his best friend Cal's older brother goes off to fight in Vietnam. But now their sleepy town is about to get an even bigger jolt with the arrival of Zachary Beaver, billed as the fattest boy in the world. Toby is in for a summer unlike any other, a summer sure to change his life.

About the Author

The daughter of a Navy chief, Kimberly Willis Holt lived all over the world during her childhood. But Forest Hill, Louisiana, became the place she called home. "Forest Hill is the kind of town where neighbors care when you're sick and show up at your door with chicken and dumplings. I wanted Tiger to be from a place like that," says the author. She currently lives in Amarillo, Texas, with her family. My Louisiana Sky is her first novel for young readers. Her second novel, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, won the National Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440229049
Author:
Holt, Kimberly Willis
Publisher:
Yearling
Author:
Holt, Kimberly Willis
Location:
New York
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Best friends
Subject:
Overweight persons
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20010410
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.64x5.20x.59 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 240 pages Yearling Books - English 9780440229049 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In her down-to-earth, people-smart way, Holt offers a gift."
"Synopsis" by , Nothing ever happens in Toby's small Texas town. Nothing much until this summer that's full of big changes.

It's tough for Toby when his mother leaves home to become a country singer. And Toby takes it hard when his best friend Cal's older brother goes off to fight in Vietnam. But now their sleepy town is about to get an even bigger jolt with the arrival of Zachary Beaver, billed as the fattest boy in the world. Toby is in for a summer unlike any other, a summer sure to change his life.

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