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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town is a drama written and directed by John Schultz, who adapted the story from the National Book Award winning novel by Kimberly Willis Holt. It was shot in Granger and Austin, Texas between September and November 2002.

"Clear as Crystal" : The novel, "When Zachary Beaver came to town", was an enjoyable novel written by Kimberly Willis. Her style is very particular and inspiring. The direction of the story is indisputable as well as the argument. The connection amid the intramural character progression and the exoteric behaviors organized to maintain the motion of the narrative is apparent. Willis' way of expressing thought and formation of the novel creates the desire for supplementary reading. The tone of her books portray limitless creativity supporting a powerful emotion which generally represent fervent attitude. The narrative gradually develops the complex plot in detail.

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WHEN ZACHARY BEAVER CAME TO TOWN
by Kimberly Willis Holt

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Book Description: Nothing much happens in Antler, Texas, a place too small and boring for 13-year-old Toby Wilson's mom, who has left to try and be a country music star. She used to work at the Bowl-a-Rama Cafe, which sits across the road from the Dairy Maid.

It's the summer of 1971. Toby's best friend is Cal, whose older brother is away serving in Vietnam. Then a stranger comes to town. He is Zachary Beaver, a 600-pound teenager, "the fattest man in the world," who never leaves his trailer.

At first Toby and Cal come to gape at the freak show with everyone else, but when Zachary's manager disappears, the boys slowly get to know Zachary. They fight off the gawkers. With others in the town, they bring him food. Eventually, they help him step outside--not that Zachary is sweet and grateful. He's a mean liar, rude and angry, as well as achingly vulnerable. They all are.

As in her first novel, My Louisiana Sky, a Booklist 1999 Editors' Choice, Holt humanizes the outsider without sentimentality. Through Toby's first-person, present-tense narrative, readers get to know the place in all its flashy particulars and its gentleness. Teens will recognize how people can shut themselves into spaces that are too tight and how even a best friend can be a dork, especially when there's jealousy and failure.

Some scenes are unforgettable: when Cal's mother gets the news that her son is dead in Vietnam, when Toby tries to apologize to Cal for not being able to face the funeral and their furious quarrel gives way to tears and laughter. In the tradition of many southern writers, Holt reveals the freak in all of us--and the hope of redemption.

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Summary & Study Guide Description

This book teaches us all a lesson. It teaches us to not judge a book by its cover or how a person looks like their weight, clothes, style, and more. That’s exactly what had happened to Zachary Beaver. He had no friends because people judged him by his weight. All he had was Polly, who drove him around the world so he could make a profit. People picked on Zachary and took him for granted; no body took the time to find out his personality except Toby and Cal. There was nothing to exciting going on in Texas, but when Zachary Beaver came to town, well that was probably the most exciting event that had taken place there.

"Clear as Crystal" : The novel, "When Zachary Beaver came to town", was an enjoyable novel written by Kimberly Willis. Her style is very particular and inspiring. The direction of the story is indisputable as well as the argument. The connection amid the intramural character progression and the exoteric behaviors organized to maintain the motion of the narrative is apparent. Willis' way of expressing thought and formation of the novel creates the desire for supplementary reading. The tone of her