When Zachary Beaver came to town

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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.

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Patton, Will. Narrator
ISBN:
9780312632120
9780440238416
9781250061553
9780440229049
9780786225156
9781429957854
9780739361382
9780606201131
9780739337349
9780805061161
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Level 4.5, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
700L
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Grouped Work ID 9302b01d-75f0-5fb1-0db3-44d9c4908cb6
Grouping Title when zachary beaver came to town
Grouping Author holt kimberly willis
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-13 23:59:58PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-14 01:07:07AM

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Best friends, Best friends -- Fiction, Children's audiobooks, City and town life -- Texas, City and town life -- Texas -- Fiction, City and town life. -- Texas -- Fiction, Friendship, Friendship -- Fiction, Large type books, National Book Award -- 1999, Overweight persons, Overweight persons -- Fiction, Texas, Texas -- Fiction
title_display When Zachary Beaver came to town
title_full When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, When Zachary Beaver came to town / Kimberly Willis Holt, When Zachary Beaver came to town [sound recording] / Kimberly Willis Holt
title_short When Zachary Beaver came to town
title_sub
topic_facet Audiobooks, Best friends, Children's audiobooks, City and town life, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Large type books, National Book Award, Overweight persons, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature