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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.

Synopsis:

During the summer of 1971, in a small Texas town, 13-year-old Toby and his best friend Cal meet the star of a sideshow act: 600-pound Zachary, the fattest boy in the world.

About the Author

Kimberly Willis Holt first novel, My Louisiana Sky, was named an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. It also received a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor for Fiction as well as the Josette Frank Award for fiction (given by The Bank Street College of Education). Ms. Holt lives in Amarillo, Texas with her family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805061161
Author:
Holt, Kimberly Willis
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Author:
Holt, Kimberly Willis
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Beavers
Subject:
Best friends
Subject:
Overweight persons
Subject:
Texas Fiction.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
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
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
10-14

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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.
"Synopsis" by , During the summer of 1971, in a small Texas town, 13-year-old Toby and his best friend Cal meet the star of a sideshow act: 600-pound Zachary, the fattest boy in the world.
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