When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt

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Features Include: Contains teacher and student support materials, reproducible student activity sheets, an end-of-book test, and an answer key. Each reading guide divides the novel into six manageable units. Prepares all students for reading success through activating prior knowledge. Focuses reading with guiding ""Questions to Think About"". Build vocabulary with pre-reading and during-reading activities. Develops cultural literacy.

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About Kimberly Willis Holt

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Kimberly Willis Holt was born in Pensacola, Florida September 9, 1960, but spent most of her childhood in Forest Hill, Louisiana. Kimberly is a children's writer, most famous for writing When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 1999. She has also won, or been shortlisted, for a number of prestigious awards: Mister and Me, My Louisiana Sky, Dancing in Cadillac Light, Keeper of the Night, Waiting for Gregory, Part of Me, Skinny Brown Dog, Piper Reed Navy Brat, Piper Reed the Great Gypsy, and Piper Reed Gets a Job. Kimberly lives in Amarillo, Texas.
Published August 5, 2006 by Saddleback Educational Publishing, Inc.. 42 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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When the fattest boy in the world rolls into Antler, Tex., in a trailer, 13-year-old Toby's perspective can't help but change. In a starred review of this National Book Award winner, PW praised th

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Austin Chronicle

Holt masterfully creates the dusty town and quirky people of Antler, and in Toby she captures the sharp yet vulnerable voice of a young boy slugging through the trials of adolescence.

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