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Walk Two Moons

Creech, Sharon (Book - 1994 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Walk Two Moons
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After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
Authors: Creech, Sharon
Title: Walk two moons
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1994
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 280 p. ;,21 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: by Sharon Creech
Contents: A face at the window
The chickabiddy starts a story
Bravery
That's what I'm telling you
A damsel in distress
Blackberries
Ill-ah-no-way
The message
Huzza, huzza
Flinching
The marriage bed
Bouncing birkway
The rhododendron
A snake has a snack
The singing tree
In the course of a lifetime
The good man
Fish in the air
The blackberry kiss
Souls
Evidence
The badlands
Birds of sadness
Cholesterol
Sacrifices
Pandora's box
The Black Hills
The tide rises
Breaking in
The photograph
Chicken and blackberry kisses
The visitor
Old faithful
The plan
The visit
A kiss
Spit
Homecoming
The gifts
The overlook
The bus and the willow
Our gooseberry
Bybanks
Summary: After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
Awards & Distinctions: ["<br>Newbery Medal, 1995", "<br>American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1995"]
ISBN: 0060233346
9780060233341
0060233370
9780060233372
Branch Call Number: j CREECH
Subject Headings: Idaho Juvenile fiction Death Juvenile fiction Grandparents Juvenile fiction Families Juvenile fiction Friendship Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Topical Term: Death
Grandparents
Families
Friendship
LCCN: 93031277
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After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

After her mother leaves home suddenly, 13-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.


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Was really good, was really hard to put it down!

Jul 29, 2014
  • getsoemstars rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

a good book right here

Jul 09, 2014
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Soooo good. I almost cried

Aug 21, 2012
  • Blue_Baboon_132 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I just love this book we read it in our 6th grade writing class

Jun 29, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

amazing to read and enjoyable for the whole readers!!!

Jun 25, 2012
  • emiklio rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorite books of all time. I read it in 5th grade, and I just graduated high school and it is still one of the best I've read yet. (And I read a lot!)

Jun 16, 2012
  • samihanaimah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best book for my 7th grade year! This book was my favorite of all time, really want to read it again and again !! Fantastic book!!

Jun 16, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i enjoyed this reading back in 7th grade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For Oliver, recommended by Karen

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Jul 29, 2014
  • getsoemstars rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book is about a thirteen year old girl called Salamanca Tree Hiddle. She was taken to her grandparents by her parents and they went cross-country in Lewinston. Basiclly Sal talks about a story which is about her. She wishes to meet her missing mother again.

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.

Jun 29, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The novel is narrated by a 13 year old girl who is named Salamanca Tree Hiddle (Sal). Sal's mother has recently left Sal and her father, and Sal's Gram and Gramps are taking her on a cross-country car trip to Lewiston, Idaho to see her mother in time for her birthday, hoping to bring her home with her. Sal loves nature and was very close to her mother before she left. On the trip, Sal entertains her grandparents by telling a story about her friend in Euclid, Ohio, Phoebe Winterbottom, whose mother suddenly disappeared and left their family too, and about Ben Finney with whom Sal begins a tight relationship. Over the course of the book, Sal's story unfolds and their car travels west. As Sal reveals more details about Phoebe's story, parallels are realized between Sal's situation and Phoebe's story. When Sal is finished telling the story, Sal's grandmother, or "Gram", dies of a stroke. Sal's grandfather then gives Sal permission to drive to the site of a bus crash where we learn that the reason Sal's mother never returned was because she is deceased. Sal is then taken by a police officer to her mother's cemetery. Returning home to Bybanks, Kentucky, Sal's grandmother is buried and Pheobe, Ben, Mrs. Cadaver and Mr. Birkway promise to visit her next month.

Jun 16, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The novel is narrated by a 13 year old girl who is named Salamanca Tree Hiddle (Sal). Sal's mother has recently left Sal and her father, and Sal's Gram and Gramps are taking her on a cross-country car trip to Lewiston, Idaho to see her mother in time for her birthday, hoping to bring her home with her. Sal loves nature and was very close to her mother before she left. On the trip, Sal entertains her grandparents by telling a story about her friend in Euclid, Ohio, Phoebe Winterbottom, whose mother suddenly disappeared and left their family too, and about Ben Finney with whom Sal begins a tight relationship. Over the course of the book, Sal's story unfolds and their car travels west. As Sal reveals more details about Phoebe's story, parallels are realized between Sal's situation and Phoebe's story. When Sal is finished telling the story, Sal's grandmother, or "Gram", dies of a stroke. Sal's grandfather then gives Sal permission to drive to the site of a bus crash where we learn that the reason Sal's mother never returned was because she is deceased. Sal is then taken by a police officer to her mother's cemetery. Returning home to Bybanks, Kentucky, Sal's grandmother is buried and Pheobe, Ben, Mrs. Cadaver and Mr. Birkway promise to visit her next month.

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Jun 16, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Sometimes you know in your heart you love someone, but you have to go away before your head can figure it out.”

Jun 16, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“On that night after Phoebe had given her Pandora report, I thought about the Hope in Pandora's box. Maybe when everything seemed sad and miserable, Phoebe and I could both hope that something might start to go right.”

Jun 16, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“I was wishing I was invisible. Outside, the leaves were falling to the ground, and I was infinitely sad, sad down to my bones. I was sad for Phoebe and her parents and Prudence and Mike, sad for the leaves that were dying, and sad for myself, for something I had lost.”

Jun 16, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Being a mother is like trying to hold a wolf by the ears,” Gram said. “If you have three or four –or more – chickabiddies, you’re dancing on a hot griddle all the time. You don’t have time to think about anything else. And if you’ve only got one or two, it’s almost harder. You have room left over – empty spaces that you think you’ve got to fill up.”

Jun 16, 2012
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“A person isn't a bird. You can't cage a person.”

Jun 16, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“It seems to me that we can’t explain all the truly awful things in the world like war and murder and brain tumors, and we can’t fix these things, so we look at the frightening things that are closer to us and we magnify them until they burst open. Inside is something that we can manage, something that isn’t as awful as it had a first seemed. It is a relief to discover that although there might be axe murderers and kidnappers in the world, most people seem a lot like us: sometimes afraid and sometimes brave, sometimes cruel and sometimes kind.”

Jun 16, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“What I have since realized is that if people expect you to be brave, sometimes you pretend that you are, even when you are frightened down to your very bones. ”

Jun 16, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“You can't keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.”

Jun 16, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Don't judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.”

Jun 16, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Sometimes you know in your heart you love someone, but you have to go away before your head can figure it out.”

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