When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
By Kimberly Willis Holt
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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