Walk Two Moons

Paperback | January 31, 2004

bySharon Creech

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In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared.

As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold--the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.

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In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "India...

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Young Adult Edition with Reader's Guide"Sometimes you know in your heart you love someone, but you have to go away before your head can figure it out." To trace the path of her missing mother, Sal embarks on a journey from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents. On the road, Sal tells the strange and exciting story of her friend Phoebe. A...

Sharon Creech was on born July 29, 1945 in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. She was in college when she took literature and writing courses and became intrigued by story-telling. Later, she was a teacher (high school English and writing) in England and in Switzerland. Her novel Walk Two Moons received in 1995 Newbery Medal; T...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 6.82 × 4.26 × 0.86 inPublished:January 31, 2004Publisher:HarpertrophyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060560134

ISBN - 13:9780060560133

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Good This book was so sad it made me cry, but I loved it all the way.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A GREAT book! I could not put this book down! It was just so good! It was funny and sad but was still very good! I would recommend it to anyone!
Date published: 2010-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Loved it so much! You couldn't possibly put it down! It's enchanting and so sad and yet funny. I cried and cried when reading it! The ending is amzingly beautiful!
Date published: 2009-03-29
Date published: 2008-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! I just finnished reading this book, and it was one of the best books that I've ever read!
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Valuable Read Overall, I was very satisfied with an ending that resolved all of the many subplots that ran through the book. I think that this book is a valuable read for any person of any age above 10 or 11. Each of the characters withing the story (and there were many) confronted challenges that resulted in their becoming a stronger person. I think that this is very valuable lesson for all children, and an important reminder for all adults.
Date published: 2006-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I was assigned this book for my novel studies group. Each of us was assigned a character, and I was Salamanca's (a.k.a Salamander's) grandmother (a.k.a Gayfeather). My favorite Character in the book was Phoebe (a.k.a Free-bee ice-bottom) because she had so many brothers and sisters (a.k.a brats). A.K.A...READ IT! READ IT, READ IT!!!!!!
Date published: 2004-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Walk Two Moons This book is amazing. I read it when I was 13 and I've never been able to forget the part about kisses tasting like blueberries. Definitely a good summer read for people of all ages.
Date published: 2003-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amber's review Walk two moons by sharon creech is a fabulous book. The main character Salamanca Hiddle was explaining a story of Phoebe Witterbottom. She explianed how they meet and how her mother just suddenly with out warning left while phoebe and prudence (her sister) were at school. I definately recomend this book to people who are having a rough time in life and tell them to just sit down and read it from begining to end . At a point you will just sit there and cry for the charatres. It makes you realize that there are people out there having a harder time then you. also if you want a good laugh to read it as well because sals grand parent are the funniest. You just have to read it.
Date published: 2003-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Book Review : Walk Two Moons Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech was an O.K. book , O.K. but not great. Walk Two Moons is a fictional novel for young readers that describes a 13 year old girls struggle when her mother leaves home and then dies in a bus accident. Salamanaca Tree Hiddle is the main character who is torn by her mothers death, but still doesn't believe that her beloved mother could possibly be dead. Sal meets a girl who has a problem parallel to hers, who helps Sal come to reality and realise that her mother has actually passed by helping Pheobe deal with her heartache. I enjoyed this story of a girl who needs to realise and be thankful for what she has , instead of clinging on to the past. This also a lesson that many people need to learn, instead of concentrating on what they don't have. I enjoyed all of the eccentric characters along with thrir unique personalities and their adventursome and interesting lives (especially Gram and Gramps whos
Date published: 2003-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Walk Two Moons This is an amazing book! I laughed I cried and I couldn't put it down! I definitely recommend it for readers age 10- 12.
Date published: 2003-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most wonderful book i have ever read! I recomend this book to anyone. It's the most beautiful, touching sory I have ever read. The romance in it is so cute with ben and salamanca. It has so many twists and turns that you wont be able to put it down!
Date published: 2002-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW This book is so amazing! I have read almost all of Sharon Creech's book and I have loved them all! Everyone should read this!!
Date published: 2002-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING WOW what an amazing book. I couldnt put it down!!! It has soo many twists and turns! Ya'll have to read it! YOU WILL LOVE IT!
Date published: 2002-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Newbery Medal Well Awarded Salamanca is travelling with her grandparents from Ohio to Lewiston Idaho. She tells a tale of her friend Phoebe,her imagination, the lunitic and her disappearing mother. But there is another story underneath Phoebe's that Sal only reconizes after she finishes telling Phoebe's to her grandparents. Her own, of her mother's disapperrance and Mrs. Cadaver. When Sal and her grandparents reach Lewiston,Sal learns some devistating news. You can't Judge a man until you've walked two moons in his moccasins.
Date published: 2000-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it! Hey, In my class we had to read mystery novels. I chose WALK TWO MOONS! It was excellent! I haerd their was a book called Absolutly Normal Chaos. It was about a character in the book and I cant wait to grab the book and read it! The girl (Mary-Lou) was my favourite character! I totally recommend this book to ppl. Ecspecially if u like to find out about ppl's pasts!
Date published: 2000-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharon Creech, writer genius! Walk Two Moons was amazing. Sharon Creech filled every page from top to bottom with kind-hearted wisdom. You can go from crying to laughing to crying again in five minutes. I f you read this book, be prepared to read the wonderful words of my personal favourite author...and don't forget a tissue box.
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