When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Collector's Edition


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Square Fish
Publish Date
January 12, 2021
5.2 X 7.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.48 pounds

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About the Author

Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of the Piper Reed series, including Piper Reed, Navy Brat; Piper Reed, Clubhouse Queen; and Piper Reed, Rodeo Star. She has written many award-winning novels, including The Water Seeker and My Louisiana Sky, as well as the picture books Waiting for Gregory and Skinny Brown Dog. A former Navy brat herself, Holt was born in Pensacola, Florida, and lived all over the U.S. and the world--from Paris to Norfolk to Guam to New Orleans. Holt long dreamed of being a writer, but first worked as a radio news director, marketed a water park, and was an interior decorator, among other jobs. A few years after she started writing, her third book, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, won a National Book Award for Young People's Literature. She resides in West Texas with her family.


Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature
An ALA Notable Book
One of ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults
Horn Book Fanfare
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists"

"This book packs more emotional power than 90 percent of the so-called grown-up novels taking up precious space on bookshelves around the country." --USA Today

"Holt reinvents the coming-of-age story." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"In her own down-to-earth, people-smart way, Holt offers a gift." --The Horn Book, starred review

"Holt humanizes the outsider without sentimentality . . . she reveals the freak in all of us, and the power of redemption." --Booklist, starred review

"[Holt's] heartwarming and carefully crafted novel . . . drives home the point that everyday life is studded with memorable moments." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Holt has crafted a remarkable story about finding yourself by opening up to the people around you. An excellent choice to read alone or aloud." --School Library Journal, starred review