When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
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Source:Holt, Volume 1st, New York, p.227 (1999)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3558 .O3994 W48 1999
Keywords:American Library Association Best Books for YA 2000, American Library Association Notable Children's Bk 2000, Best friends--Fiction, Best friends--Juvenile fiction, Booklist Editor's Choice/Books for Youth 1999, City and town life--Texas--Fiction, City and town life--Texas--Juvenile fiction, Friendship--Fiction, Horn Book Fanfare List 2000, Obesity--Fiction, Overweight teenagers--Juvenile fiction, School Library Journal Best Books 1999, Texas--Fiction, Texas--Juvenile fiction
Summary: 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.
Lexile measure 700; ages 10-14; book level 4.5; general fiction