When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kimberly Willis Holt

Narrated By: Will Patton

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: January 2007

Duration: 4 hours 59 minutes


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 become a country singer. And Toby takes it hard when his best friend Cal's older brother goes off to fight in Vietnam. But now their sleepy town is about to get an even bigger 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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Will Patton fan

    This book is listed as a book for children/young adults. Well, I am far from either, but thoroughly enjoyed this book. Will Patton breathes life into the young storyteller and makes the story set in small town Texas totally believable (of course, Will Patton reading the phone book would probably keep me enthralled!) There are life lessons for all ages in this book, and it's a great, if somewhat short, read. Highly recommended for all ages.

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

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