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Walk Two Moons

  Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Sharon Creech

  Edition: Paperback -- Plot Summary and Book Review

Walk Two Moons (Paperback)    

  • "Walk Two Moons" by Sharon Creech is a moving realistic fiction story for young adults. Sharon Creech's Newbery Medal award winner tells a story within a story that deals with themes of love, loss and family. The main character, 13-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, travels from Euclid, Ohio to Lewiston, Idaho with her eccentric grandparents to visit her missing mother. Along the way, Sal tells them the story of her friend, Phoebe Winterbottom. Phoebe is a girl of wild imagination. She finds mysterious messages such as "Don't judge a man until you've walked two moons in his moccasins" on her family's doorsteps. Phoebe's mother leaves her family unexpectedly but eventually returns; Sal has to deal with painful life changes and come to terms with her own loss. The characters in "Walk Two Moons" are interesting and well developed, from the protagonist with her complex emotions and feelings to the wacky and loving grandparents. "Walk Two Moons" is a good book for teens in 8th grade and up.
  • Reading Level: young adult
  • Paperback, 288 pages
  • ISBN: 0064405176
  • Publisher: HarperTrophy
  • Genre: Fiction - Realistic Fiction
  • Book Themes: Family, Emotions and Feelings

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