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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

by Kimberly Willis Holt

National Book Award Winner!  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.


Interest Level:
   4th grade     5th grade     6th grade     7th grade

Book Type:   chapter book

Reading Level:   Guided Reading Level Y      DRA Level 60

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