This National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature tells the story of two boys who during the summer of 1971 meet the star of a sideshow act that comes to their small Texas town: 600-pound Zachary, the fattest boy in the world. An "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year.
- An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book.- A Horn Book Fanfare Book, a Booklist Editors' Choice, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.
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