When Zachary Beaver Came to town Toby Wilson?
Toby Wilson is a thirteen-year-old boy who is trying to survive summer vacation in a very small, Texas panhandle town. Nothing ever happens to him there, so he thinks, nothing exciting like he imagines happens to kids who live in larger towns. However, all of that changes the day Zachary Beaver comes to town.
How old is Toby in When Zachary Beaver Came to town?
The moment Zachary Beaver, “”the fattest boy in the world,”” rolls into Antler, Tex., in a trailer, 13-year-old Toby Wilson stands in line with his $2 in hand, waiting for a peek. Toby can’t imagine what life is like inside the cramped trailer for the 643-pound boy.
How does Zachary Beaver’s arrival in town change everything in Toby’s life?
Zachary’s arrival in town serves as the pivotal plotting devise and reveals much about each of Holt’s characters that Toby has not realized. He begins to see the possibilities of how the very qualities of sameness he finds so boring in most of Antler’s citizens can become the key to dream fulfillment.
When Zachary Beaver Came to town movie?
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town is a 2003 comedy-drama film directed by John Schultz and starring Jonathan Lipnicki and Cody Linley. It was adapted from a National Book Award-winning children’s novel of the same name by Kimberly Willis Holt.
What is When Zachary Beaver Came to Town about?
The summer his best friend’s brother is serving in Vietnam. And the summer Zachary Beaver, the fattest boy in the world, arrives in Toby’s sleepy Texas town. While it’s a summer filled with heartache, it’s also a summer of new friendships gained and old friendships renewed.
What is the theme of When Zachary Beaver Came to Town?
It is set in the fictional town of Antler, located in the Texas Panhandle, a northern region of the state that juts out into Oklahoma. This coming of age novel that deals with themes of friendship, compassion, ridicule, and community. It is geared toward a middle school audience of readers aged 10-14.
What reading level is When Zachary Beaver Came to Town?
Grade Level: 4th (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)