When Zachary Beaver came to town
National Book Award Winner
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. This title has Common Core connections.
Level 4.5, 6 Points
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|Grouping Title||when zachary beaver came to town|
|Grouping Author||holt kimberly willis|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-12-08 05:09:12AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-15 04:43:17AM|
|author||Holt, Kimberly Willis.|
|author_display||Holt, Kimberly Willis|
|display_description||During the summer of 1971 in a small Texas town, thirteen-year-old Toby and his best friend Cal meet the star of a sideshow act, 600-pound Zachary, the fattest boy in the world.|
|record_details||ils:a159423|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Holt,|1999.|227 p. ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Best friends -- Fiction, City and town life -- Texas -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Overweight persons -- Juvenile fiction, Texas -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_display||When Zachary Beaver came to town|
|title_full||When Zachary Beaver came to town / Kimberly Willis Holt|
|title_short||When Zachary Beaver came to town|
|topic_facet||Best friends, City and town life, Friendship, Overweight persons|