Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons 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

  • Title: Walk Two Moons
  • Author: Sharon Creech
  • ISBN: 9780064405171
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 moonThirteen 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.

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    1. Sharon Creech

      I was born in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, and grew up there with my noisy and rowdy family my parents Ann and Arvel , my sister Sandy , and my three brothers Dennis, Doug and Tom.For a fictional view of what it was like growing up in my family, see Absolutely Normal Chaos In that book, the brothers even have the same names as my own brothers Our house was not only full of us Creeches, but also full of friends and visiting relatives.In the summer, we usually took a trip, all of us piled in a car and heading out to Wisconsin or Michigan or, once, to Idaho We must have been a very noisy bunch, and I m not sure how our parents put up with being cooped up with us in the car for those trips The five day trip out to Idaho when I was twelve had a powerful effect on me what a huge and amazing country I had no idea then that thirty some years later, I would recreate that trip in a book called Walk Two Moons.One other place we often visited was Quincy, Kentucky, where my cousins lived and still live on a beautiful farm, with hills and trees and swimming hole and barn and hayloft We were outside running in those hills all day long, and at night we d gather on the porch where stories would be told I loved Quincy so much that it has found its way into many of my books transformed into Bybanks, Kentucky Bybanks appears in Walk Two Moons and Chasing Redbird and Bloomability Bybanks also makes a brief appearance by reference, but not by name in The Wanderer.When I was young, I wanted to be many things when I grew up a painter, an ice skater, a singer, a teacher, and a reporter It soon became apparent that I had little drawing talent, very limited tolerance for falling on ice, and absolutely no ability to stay on key while singing I also soon learned that I would make a terrible reporter because when I didn t like the facts, I changed them It was in college, when I took literature and writing courses, that I became intrigued by story telling Later, I was a teacher high school English and writing in England and in Switzerland While teaching great literature, I learned so much about writing about what makes a story interesting and about techniques of plot and characterization and point of view I started out writing novels for adults The Recital and Nickel Malley were both written and published while I was living in England these books were published in England only and are now out of print But the next book was Absolutely Normal Chaos, and ever since that book I have written mainly about young people Walk Two Moons was the first of my books to be published in America When it received the Newbery Medal, no one was surprised than I was I m still a little bit in shock.After Walk Two Moons came Chasing Redbird, Pleasing the Ghost, Bloomability, The Wanderer, and Fishing in the Air I hope to be writing stories for a long, long time.I am married to Lyle Rigg, who is the headmaster of The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, and have two grown children, Rob and Karin Being with my family is what I enjoy most The next best thing is writing stories Sharon Creech

    176 thoughts on “Walk Two Moons”

    1. This book was written specifically for my 13-year-old self, which apparently is still alive and well inside of me. It has all the elements I grew up loving: wacky names like Salamanca Tree Hiddle and Phoebe Winterbottom, American Indian themes, lush descriptions of country living, spiritual undertones, a little mystery, a little romance, and a missing mother.The missing mother thing was the suckerpunch, of course. It's why I found myself lying in the bathtub in the middle of a Monday afternoon, [...]

    2. Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech تاریخ نخستین خوانش: نوزدهم ماه فوریه سال 2012 میلادیعنوان: با کفشهای دیگران راه برو؛ نویسنده: شارون کریچ؛ مترجم: کیوان عبیدی آشتیانی؛ تهران، نشر چشمه، کتاب ونوشه، 1387، چاپ دوم 1388؛ در 242 ص؛ شابک: 9789643622787؛ چاپ سوم 1393؛ داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - قرن 20 مرمان: «با ک [...]

    3. I read this book along with my son for his required school reading. Sometimes reading along with a partner helps lessen the dreadmetimes it doesn't. My son did not enjoy this book much at all and I can't really say it was a favorite of mine either. But, I stayed positive throughout the reading experience though because I think Walk Two Moons has some important messages to offer young readers. It addresses issues related to judging others, internalizing others' actions, coping with emotions, and [...]

    4. I read Walk Two Moons as part of the "literature circle" for my 6th grade son's class. I went into the read cold, knowing only what was written on the back of the book and the fact that it was a Newberry winner.The basic idea of the story is a teenage girl (Sal) is traveling cross country with her grandparents to try and find her mother. Along the trip they have a few mini-adventures and Sal spends most of the drive-time telling about recent events of her own life as related to a "crazy" friend [...]

    5. This book is the perfect example of how a book can be written for a younger audience, but still hold entertainment and meaning for adult readers. I really, thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful without being (too) contrived or corny. The characters were interesting and unique, yet believable, and the story was truly touching. I thought the author did an excellent job portraying the mindset of middle school-age children, especially in that they didn't all think and act the same, or hav [...]

    6. I shan't dignify this flaming turd with a review save the following: this is the worst young adult book I have ever encountered, and I have encountered my share. The dialogue thinks it is being playful, and it is actually being wooden; the story thinks it is being original, and it is predictable. The characters are more annoying than endearing for their idiosyncrasies. If it wasn't for the fact that I get resale when I sell books back to the university bookstore, I'd've peed on it and burned it [...]

    7. Recently I re-read this excellent book for the third time. It is a heartwarming story for young adults of all ages relating the journeys of intriguing characters (actual journeys as well as metaphorical journeys). The characters are caring and endearing as they interact with others while dealing with mistakes they make and losses they suffer.The book contains so many delightful quotes such as:"I prayed to trees. This was easier than praying directly to God. There was nearly always a tree nearby. [...]

    8. Walk Two Moons What would it be like to follow In your mothers foot steps? In Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech, Salamonca Tree Hiddle lives with her dad in Bybanks, Kentucky. Soon they move to Euclid, Ohio because her dads girlfriend offered him a job there, and there home reminded them to much of Sal’s mom who left them a little while back. Soon after, Sal’s grandparents take her on a road trip to all the places her mother has sent postcards from since she left. During the trip Sal tells he [...]

    9. What I didn't like:The characters were not likable to me, especially Phoebe, the main character's friend, which I found very annoying. Even the main character was hard for me to relate with. All the adults in this book had major flaws and no strong moral values. The plot was slow, filled with unnecessary mystery, and didn't make sense to me at all (for example: a teen girl telling her story about her friend to her grandparents almost nonstop for a six-hour car ride, Grandpa letting his inexperie [...]

    10. Salamanca's mother leaves her family and heads across the country in Idaho. Sal doesn't understand why her mother left her, and why she doesn't come back. Sal's father can't stand to live in the farm that reminds him of his wife, and so moves them into a suburban neighborhood a few states away. Sal and her new friends think there is something very sinister going on in this seemingly normal neighborhood. Soon after the move, Sal takes a road trip with her grandparents to visit her mother, and on [...]

    11. This is a children's book. While I enjoyed the story and thought it was well written for the age group intended, I'm not entirely sure kids would like this story. It is sad, which is all fine, but it addresses some adult issues that many kids wouldn't relate to. My older children read this in elementary school, and it didn't grab themybe because they were boys, or maybe it was just over their heads I'm not exactly sure. But still 4 stars for me, as an adult.

    12. This was a delightful read with even more delightful characters. The story line was engaging, the characters were perfectly flawed, and the ending offered closure without confusion or making up your mind for you. It was a quick read, completely worthy of the Newberry Medal and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good summer read.

    13. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle is driving across the country to Lewiston, Idaho with her grandparents on a journey to find her mother, who left the past year. As they journey, she tells her grandparents the story of her friend, Phoebe, who she met when her father made them move away from their farm after her mother left. Phoebe's story is a sad and mysterious one, and as Salamanca weaves her tale, the gaps are filled in on her own story, and about her mother. Heartbreaking and sad, and [...]

    14. It is incredibly satisfying, and incredibly well-written. You aren't exactly sure what is happening throughout the book, but it is interesting, and it pulls you in. In the end, it's bittersweet. I cried. Walk Two Moons is the kind of book that makes you think, the kind of book that makes you cry, and the kind of book that you really want to read over again. I guess I can relate to the car trip she is having, and the beauty of her descriptions.Salamanca is truly growing during the book, and she s [...]

    15. Initial Impressions (re-read) 5/17/14: OMG legit ugly cried at the end. That was so special to re-read. I can't remember at what age I originally read this but it was sooo amazing to read something I read as an eleven year old or twelve year old and still have it resonate so much at 27. Although maybe even more so BECAUSE I had a childhood connection to it. But so amazing. For sure still one of my all time favorites. Full review originally posted on The Book Addict's Guide: Re-reads don't always [...]

    16. This felt very messy and I'm not sure what the plot was - I was a little bored by it and the dialogue seemed unrealistic and very systematic.

    17. SWBSTSalamanca Tree Hiddle's mother has left and never came back. Behind her story lies Pheobe's story. On a quest to go find her mother with her Grandpa and Grandma, Sal tells them about Pheobe. All of a sudden, Pheobe's mother, Mrs. Winterbottom, left and didn't come back. All Pheobe wants to do is to find out what happened and who took her mother, but she's left with no clues. She later suspects Ms. Cadaver, who's husband dies a bit ago. So, Pheobe and Salamanca investigate and find out what [...]

    18. My book is called Walk Two Moons. This book is a touching book about a girl who spends all summer with her grand parents with a wish to be united with her mother and she traveled the country to go see her loving mother. She talks a long hard journey through several states and hits a few bumps along the way but her grand mother and grand father support her through the journey her grandparents are a handful and she has to keep them straight in the big cities unlike the small town they grew up in. [...]

    19. That night I kept thinking about Pandora's box. I wondered why someone would put a good thing such as Hope in a box with sickness and kidnapping and murder. It was fortunate that it was there, though. If not, people would have the birds of sadness nesting in their hair all the time, because of nuclear wars and the greenhouse effect and bombs and stabbings and lunatics. There must have been another box with all the good things in it, like sunshine and love and trees and all that. Who had the good [...]

    20. when I read this grade 6-ish I was obsessed. don’t really remember much except that they used the word lunatic a lot, a girl is on a road trip with her grandparents and on the way they have an encounter with a snake (view spoiler)[ also a girl thinks that her mom is having an affair, except the guy she keeps meeting is her son/ the girls brother(hide spoiler)] PLOT TWIST! And I think there’s a woodpecker song thing that is still stuck in my head after all these years Sharon Creech was my gir [...]

    21. Walk Two Moons is a children's book -- or is it? I purchased this book as a nightly read for when we take two of our grandchildren to Florida for a week. I'm not sure how the girls will feel about it, but I thought it was wonderful. It introduces Salamanca (known as "Sal"), age 13 whose world was upended two years ago. Her father finally moves them to another town where he has befriended a lady (Mrs. Cadaver). Mrs. Cadaver's husband is missing and Sal is thoroughly convinced that Mrs. Cadaver ha [...]

    22. I used to joke with my mom (also an avid reader) about Newbery Medal winner books. They may be written at a kid/young-adult reading level and they may have teen main characters, but they are not books that kids like. They tend to be more philosophical than the average teenager. Growing up, I don't think there was ever a Newbery book that I liked or related to. This book fits smack in the center of that Newbery stereotype. As a teen, I would have hated this book. To philosophical with not enough [...]

    23. Sal is an only child, living with her single dad. Her mom left them without saying a word. After a few days, her dad determined that she wasn't going to return. So when her best friend's Phoebe's own mother vanishes (she left a letter saying she needs a few days to sort some things out) Sal warns her ''She might not come back.'' But Phoebe insists that her mom wouldn't leave her, that she must have been abducted. And hence begins both girls investigation as Phoebe tries to figure out if certain [...]

    24. “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 [...]

    25. I am grateful to a friend for recommending this book to me.This award-winning novel details the (literal) journey of a young girl across the country to see her mother. As she travels with her quirky grandparents, she tells a story of her outlandish friend, and the two stories converge beautifully. I had no idea just how many details would mesh in the heartbreaking climax and resolution of this book. Along the way, I experienced laugh-out-loud moments, frustration, sadness, and the sympathy that [...]

    26. Walk two moonsAuthor: Sharon CreechPublisher: HarperCollinsCopyright: 1994Pages: 288Chapter BookAge: ElementaryThemes: Loss, family, traveling, natureSynopsis: Thirteen year old Salamanca is traveling across the country to Idaho with her grandparents on the same trip her mother took (time period). Along the way she tells stories about how her father made her move from her home in Bybanks, Kentucky to Ohio. Personal Response: I was very pleased after reading Walk two Moons. While reading I could [...]

    27. In the book, Sal and her father John moved to a town in Ohio. Sal loved her small home in Bybanks but they had to move to have a better life. Where the bad memories are not chasing John and Sal. Moving to a new town leaving the farms, house, friends and memories behind, this had left Sal affected on her life. The book is about moving on. Leave the past behind and movie onto the new life that is waiting for you on the other side of the road. While reading the book, I found a lot of different kind [...]

    28. Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons is perhaps the most cliché piece of literature (a term it barely deserves to be labeled as) I have ever had the misfortune to experience. Its use of foreshadowing is, quite frankly, annoying, and its "plot twists" are predictable and completely expected. As stated before, the narration is extremely cliché (i. e. ending a chapter with the phrase "We had no idea how wrong we were," or something along those lines). In addition, the pre-teenage characters' dialogue s [...]

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