When Zachary Beaver Came to Town By: Kimberly Willis Holt
Zachary Beaver arrives to Toby's town (Antler) in a trailer that he lives in.
Toby's mom told him that she will not be returning to Antler for a while due to a record label deal someone made with her at her competition. Toby is obviously very emotional about this.
Cal's brother, Wayne died while serving for the US. Cal is very sad because Cal would always get notes written from Wayne, but he would never write back (Toby did it for him without telling Cal). Cal also gets mad because Toby did not show up to Wayne's funeral and now they aren't as close friends anymore.
Cal and Toby become friends again after a bonding session talking about how they both have lost people in the past. As Toby and Cal are playing around, they run by a lake and get the crazy idea to baptize Zachary. They both got a local alcoholic priest who helped them.
Paulie, Zachary's friend shows up with circus performers, and reunites with Zachary. Then Zachary heads home leaving Cal and Toby with a strong friendship.