What is the primary theme of When Zachary Beaver Came to Town? How does the author present this theme? How does the theme develop throughout the novel?
Discuss the importance of the Grand Ole Opry and the Vietnam War to the theme of When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.
Discuss the importance of water throughout the novel.
What does Zachary symbolize to the people of Antler when he arrives in town? What does he grow to symbolize to Toby and to Cal?
Analyze the character, Toby, and his growth throughout the novel.
What methods and writing techniques does the author use to get readers to empathize with Toby?
Discuss stereotypes present in the novel. How does Toby relate to or deal with the stereotypes?
What is the significance of Kate to the story? How might the novel had differed if she had not been introduced as a minor...
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