When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
By: Kimberly Willis Holt
Description: 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 be a country singer. Toby takes it hard when his best friend Cal' s older brother goes off to fight in Vietnam. Now their sleepy town is about to get a 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.