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Young Adult Lit WebQuests

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (227 pages) is a book written by Kimberly Willis Holt for young readers (9-12) and readers of all ages.  The book has won numerous awards including:

National Book Award Winner,

An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults,

An ALA Notable Children's Book,

A Booklist Editors' Choice,

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A Horn Book Fanfare



Kimberly Willis Holt considers herself a southerner.  In reality she is a child of the world.  As a daughter of a mitary career father she constantly traveled around the world.

·        As a child she usually daydreamed in school when she was supposed to be paying attention to the teacher.           

·        After her college education she had several jobs such as radio news director, marketing for a water park, and as an interior decorator. 

·        She finally decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.  She enjoys writing from an adult perspective but she prefers to write for young adults.  She writes stories from small incidents in her own personal experiences. 

·        Kimberly currently resides in Amarillo, Texas, with her husband, Jerry and their daughter, Shannon.


Steps in WebQuest

1. Read the Book summary

2. Search the hot links and consider the story themes, events, and characters.

3. Answer the questions in the Quiz by creating a word document.

4. Visit the Rubric to see the grading schedule.

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