1999

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

By Kimberly Willis Holt

Original Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Current Publisher: Squarefish (Macmillan)
Digital Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.

Reading Level:  Ages 9 & Up

“News Report” by BookUpTX  students at the Boys & Girls Club of Walker County, led by Amanda Nowlin-O’Banion:

YPL Finalists That Year:

  • Laurie Halse Anderson for Speak
  • Louise Erdrich for The Birchbark House
  • Polly Horvath for The Trolls
  • Walter Dean Myers for Monster

YPL Winner That Year: Kimberly Willis Holt for When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

Judges That Year: Veronica Chambers, Mary Ann McGuigan, Hazel Rochman, Zena Sutherland, Roger Sutton

The Year in Literature: Holes by Louis Sachar won the Newbery Medal. 

More Information: In 2003, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town was adapted as a film starring Jonathan Lipnicki and Eric Stoltz.

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