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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

$17.99

$17.99

Toby Wilson is having the toughest summer of his life. His mother left for good; his best friend's brother was killed. Then Zachary Beaver, the fattest boy in the world, arrives in Toby's sleepy Texas town. 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.

A timelessly relevant exploration of family, friendship, discrimination, and acceptance.

Christy Ottaviano Books

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781250235183
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 13/04/2021
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Square Fish
  • Pages: 272
  • Price: $17.99

Toby Wilson is having the toughest summer of his life. His mother left for good; his best friend's brother was killed. Then Zachary Beaver, the fattest boy in the world, arrives in Toby's sleepy Texas town. 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.

A timelessly relevant exploration of family, friendship, discrimination, and acceptance.

Christy Ottaviano Books

Author Information

Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of many award-winning novels for young adults and children, including Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel, Dear Hank Williams, and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, winner of a National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Born in Pensacola, Florida, Holt has lived all over the US and the world. She now lives in Texas with her family.
kimberlywillisholt.com