When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt audiobook

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

By Kimberly Willis Holt
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Nothing ever happens in Toby's small Texas town. Nothing much until this summer that's full of big changes. It's tough for Toby when his mother leaves home to become a country singer. And Toby takes it hard when his best friend Cal's older brother goes off to fight in Vietnam. But now their sleepy town is about to get an even bigger jolt with the arrival of Zachary Beaver, billed as the fattest boy in the world. Toby is in for a summer unlike any other, a summer sure to change his life.

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Summary

Summary

Nothing ever happens in Toby's small Texas town. Nothing much until this summer that's full of big changes. It's tough for Toby when his mother leaves home to become a country singer. And Toby takes it hard when his best friend Cal's older brother goes off to fight in Vietnam. But now their sleepy town is about to get an even bigger jolt with the arrival of Zachary Beaver, billed as the fattest boy in the world. Toby is in for a summer unlike any other, a summer sure to change his life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

In her down-to-earth, people-smart way, Holt offers a gift. The Horn Book Magazine, Starred
As in her first novel, My Louisiana Sky, Holt humanizes the outsider without sentimentality. . . . Holt reveals the freak in all of us, and the power of redemption. Booklist, Starred

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Author Bio: Kimberly Willis Holt

Author Bio: Kimberly Willis Holt

Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of the Piper Reed series and several award-winning novels, including Part of Me, Keeper of the Night, My Louisiana Sky, and When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, which received the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. A former Navy brat, she lived all over the world as a child, and now resides in West Texas with her family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.01
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English