Book summary

By : myles breaux

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

By: Kimberly Willis Holt

Intro summary

Zachary Beaver is a boy who is really fat. He weighs 643 pounds. Tobias and his friend go visit Zachary and become his friends. Zachary learns that he needs friends to be happy.

(Overdrive, 2011)

characters

Toby: The main character of the book. Parents are not together


Cal: Toby best friend.


Scarlett: Is Toby's crush. Is dating Juan


Juan: Scarlett's Mexican boyfriend. Likes to play baseball


Otto Wilson: The father of Toby. Works at a post office.


Wayne McKnight: Cal older brother. Is selected to fight in a war

conflict

There are multiple conflicts in this story. For example, Toby has to realize that Scarlett, his crush, doesn't like him. This is internal because he thinks there is something wrong with him. He also has do deal with his mom leaving Antler to chase her dream. This is also internal because the connection he had with his mom was strong, and he will miss her.

Plot

1.Toby Sees Scarlett and little sister at fair


2.Toby and Cal see Zachary Beaver for the first time


3.Toby sees Scarlett's boyfriend Juan


4. Pauline Rankin, Zachary's guardian, has left for a couple of days.


5.The sheriff says if she doesn't return, Zachary will be put in a foster home


6. Toby becomes friends with Zachary


7.Zachary tells a lot of stories that are mostly fake.


8.Cal's brother, Wayne is selected to go to war


9 Cal's brother dies in war


10. Zachary beaver wants to get baptized in Lake Gossamer


11.Zachary is to big to get out of his trailer


12. Toby and friends have to think of a way to get him there because social services will at his house by Friday


13. Scarlett figures out how to get him out of his trailer


14. The kids drive Zachary in the back of a truck to the lake


15. They baptize Zachary in the lake

Quote

" Charlie McKnight works his kid like slaves. He has hired help to do that." (Holt 27)
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Citation of picture

Scholastic, 2011

worked cited

Holt, Kimberly Willis. When Zachary Beaver came to Town. Scholastic Inc. 2003. Print.

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/kimberly-willis-holt