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Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle's mother has disappeared. While tracing her steps on a car trip from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents, Salamanca tells a story to pass the time about a friend named Phoebe Winterbottom whose mother vanished and who received secret messages after her disappearance. One of them read, "Don't judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins." Despite her father's warning that she is "fishing in the air," Salamanca hopes to bring her home. By drawing strength from her Native American ancestry, she is able to face the truth about her mother. Walk Two Moons won the 1995 Newbery Medal. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Grade 6-9AIn this Newbery Award book by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins, 1994), 13-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle travels west with her Grams and Gramps to Lewiston, Idaho, the destination from which her mother did not return. As Sal entertains her grandparents with stories of her friend, Phoebe, who sees "lunatics" around every corner, threads from many life stories are seamlessly entwined. This pilgrimage wonderfully mirrors the journey of discovery that is adolescence, as Sal's search for the truth about her mother becomes a journey of discovery about much more. In vividly described incidents both humorous and poignant, everyone's "story" is told. The reading by British actress Kate Harper is crisp and well-paced, so that the layered, complex style doesn't confuse listeners. Harper creates appropriate and wonderfully individual voices for everyone, especially the irrepressible Phoebe. The rhythms of the reading effectively reflect the rhythms of the story's back and forth motion and its lyrical language.AMary Arnold, Medina County District Library, Brunswick, OH
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A story of extremely high caliber. Creech writes a story that is emotionally touching but accessible to everyone. A must for anyone learning about literature. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ed
this was a very good book and a very good and smart purchase on my part. i liked it alot and i would recommend it. good shipping and customer service as wellPublished on Nov. 8 2011 by Zannate21
Walk two moons is about a girl who moves to a new neighbor hood after her mother leaves. But soon she goes on a trip with her grand parents. Read morePublished on April 19 2006
I read this book in 2 nights, and was kind of disappointed. I really liked the "Pheobe" story that Sal is telling in her grandparent's car, but all the stories about Sal... Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2005 by Chelsea
This book, right from the get go, is serious. If you're looking for fun reading, you might want to look elsewhere. The main character is somewhat depressed and in bad straights. Read morePublished on June 13 2003 by Mary Hannah
I first read Walk Two Moons when I was 9, and I must have read it 5 times since then! It never fails to amaze me- this is a masterpiece that contains good advice for everyone,... Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2002
WOW!! I have not been an avid reader of Sharon Creech's work until now. This book grabbed my heart from the beginning and held on tight even beyond the last page. Read morePublished on June 5 2002 by Anglobotomy
this book is great!
I had to read a good book for my language arts report. As i was looking i found this book in my bookshelf.
I loved it. Read more
A Newbery Medal Winner
Do not be mistaken, this is not just a book for "children".
Sal's journey with her grandparents is symbolic of the journey we all take through... Read more