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Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons

Ditulis oleh Sharon Creech

Diceritakan oleh Mary Stuart Masterson


Walk Two Moons

Ditulis oleh Sharon Creech

Diceritakan oleh Mary Stuart Masterson

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May 17, 2005
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9780060859428
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Deskripsi

Gramps says that I am a country girl at heart, and that is true.

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.

Beneath Phoebe's stories Salamanca's own story and that of her mother, who left on April morning for Idaho, promising to return before the tulips bloomed. Sal's mother has not, however, returned, and the trip to Idaho takes on a growing urgency as Salamanca hopes to get to Idaho in time for her mother's birthday and bring her back, despite her father's warning that she is fishing in the air.

This richly layered novel is in turn funny, mysterious, and touching. Sharon Creech's original voice tells a story like no other, one that readers will not soon forget.

Winner of the 1995Newbery Medal

A 1995 ALA Notable Children's Book
School Library Journal Best Book of 1994
Winner of a 1994 Bulletin Blue Ribbon
A Notable Children's Trade Book in the Language Arts (NCTE)
Winner of the 1997 Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

On her long car trip from Ohio to Idaho, 13-year-old Salamanca Hiddle tells her grandparents the story of her friend Phoebe, who receives a message from a "lunatic" and who must cope with the disappearance of her mother. But beneath this story is Sal's own story, and that of her mother, who left home one day and never returned.

Winner, 1995 Newbery Medal
Notable Children's Books of 1995 (ALA)
1995 Notable Trade Books in the Language Arts (NCTE)
Children's Book Award for Longer Novels (Great Britain's Federation of Children's Books Groups)
Outstanding Books of 1994 for Middle School-Aged Teens (V)
Best Books 1994 (SLJ)
Bulletin Blue Ribbon Books 1994 (C)

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Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler. Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says. www.sharoncreech.com


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  • (5/5)
    I wish I had found Walk Two Moons when it first came out. In fact, I wish it had been on my reading list in school because I know I would have eaten it up. I know this because, despite my current age, I still fell deeply in love with this book. It's ageless, and it's wonderful.

    Salamanca Tree Hiddle (Sal)is a thirteen year old narrator who will steal your heart. We embark on a car trip with Sal and her eccentric grandparents, all the while learning bits about their lives, her life, and the life of her best friend Phoebe. Let me please tell you how much I loved each and every character in this book. Sal is sweet, kind and witty far beyond what her age dictates. Her grandparents are the picture of what true love really is. Even Phoebe, the girl who worries about everything, fits perfectly in the story. There is everything to love in Creech's characters and they make the story come to life.

    Sharon Creech weaves the stories of Sal and Phoebe into a story that took my breath away. A story that is funny, honest, and at times so heartbreaking that you'll find yourself teary eyed. During the car trip Sal's thoughts take the reader on a journey through her innermost self. I adored watching her grow, make observations, and just become even more amazing. I'm not even certain I'm making sense at this point. That's how much Walk Two Moons threw me off. It's beautiful.

    This is a must read for people of all ages, but I definitely suggest you put it in the hands of your middle grade reader as soon as possible. Young readers will learn from, and walk with Sal. Older readers will get the chance to revisit some of those hidden feelings we hide. The raw ones that we push down as we grow up. It's a wonderful, and terrifying, feeling all at the same time. In my opinion, Walk Two Moons is a book that will make a reader out of a non-reader. I sincerely hope you love it as much as I did.
  • (4/5)
    Good children’s book
  • (5/5)
    This is the story of a twelve-year-old girl coming to terms with the absence of her mom. It’s told in two parallel narratives. One is in present-time, on a road trip with her grandparents. The other is the story she tells to her grandparents that involve her mom and what happened with her and her dad after she left.The classic trifecta ensues: 1) they move somewhere she doesn’t like 2) Dad starts seeing another woman 3) No one in school likes her. In the process, she befriends another girl, and HER mother leaves. This is the interesting part, as our main character gets a taste of what a pill she was, having to console someone in the same situation.It’s a good story, especially if you know what a broken home is like. And the style, full of odd quaint country expressions and quirky humor. It’s not a cheesy Hallmark story. It reminds me of “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie or “Holes” by Louis Sachar or “I Am the Cheese” by Robert Cormier. All of these have an unreliable narrator and implication of something sinister going on below the surface.
  • (5/5)
    Pandora’s Box provides a nice analogy for present-day life in Sharon Creech’s Walk Two Moons. Why would Pandora open the box? Why would hope be left inside? And what would be found at the bottom of a box of good things?Sal’s mother is absent. Her father moves her away from their home, making her go to a new school, where her new best friend is suddenly missing her mother too. All this is in the story Sal tells her grandparents as they take her on a road trip, as the three strands of Walk Two Moons weave beautifully together. Simple language illuminates complex topics, offering a convincingly childish point of view, with very natural avoidance of the true, and pleasing persistence of imagination. Maybe a lunatic stole the mother. Maybe the neighbor killed her husband and buried him in the yard. Maybe…Or maybe life falls inevitably into the realm of Pandora’s box. With hope at the bottom, lifting both reader and characters to safety. Walk Two Moons invites adult readers to walk in the shoes of children, while simultaneously inviting children to walk in the shoes of their parents. Truth is hidden between the imaginations, and truth hurts. But hope will save.Written for children, best for mature readers (5th grade up?), and for readers who choose to think, Walk Two Moons is the sort of novel that just might invite a child to see through different eyes and find their own hope waiting. Coming of age, coming to wisdom, and coming in hope… Highly recommended.Disclosure: It came highly recommended and it was a birthday present.
  • (5/5)
    13 year old Salamanca Tree Hiddle's mother left home mysteriously, and eventually, even though Salamanca knows where she is, knows she will not come back.Her eccentric grandparents take her on trip across country to see her mother, and along the way, she tells them the story of her friendship with Phoebe... a girl whose mother also left her mysteriously without explanation.A beautiful story (two stories actually) with several surprises in the last few chapters. The tears were so thick in my eyes the last couple of chapters I had trouble reading them.
  • (5/5)
    Salamanca and her grandparents are on a road trip retracing the steps of her mother. While they drive, Sal tells them the story of her friend Phoebe, and in telling her story we learn her and her mother's, and why her mother left.I had forgotten just about everything about this story other than the fact that I enjoyed this and other works by the author some years ago. This one was a well-deserved Newbery award winner that unfolds its mysteries deliberately and explores the idea that you can't make snap judgments about others but should try to see and understand their points of view.
  • (4/5)
    Stars: Plot (Very effective and engaging non-chronological plot, but at times confusing)Age: Intermediate; Young AdultThis book is a good example of realistic fiction because all of the events in it could happen in reality. It is a very realistic account of how a young girl would feel as she struggles with her mother leaving her, with moving to a new place, and with learning to make new friends. The events in the story, such as a road trip with grandparents, are also all possible in real life.
  • (5/5)
    This is an excellent example of realistic fiction, because not only could it be true, but it also helps readers see the complexity of human relationships. The main character mourns the separation of her parents and the death of her mother, as she tells the story of her friend whose mother reveals she has a son no one knows about. This book is filled with issues that we deal with as people, and though they may be controversial at times, they are good for discussion.
  • (5/5)
    Can a family still be a family if one of them leaves and never returns? Sal must learn for herself that even through tragedy, love makes a family. This emotionally impacting story will have you crying by the end.
  • (4/5)
    I didn't love this one quite as much as I was expecting to. Don't get me wrong: it's a very good book, beautifully written, as always, but I didn't connect with the characters as much as I thought I would/hope to do.

    I'm trying to remember that it was written for a younger audience than myself, and perhaps the plot things that bother me a bit (that I won't mention because of spoilers...) would be viewed differently by younger people.

    I hate writing what sounds like a negative review for this, but I think it's coming out this way because my expectations were pretty high.
  • (5/5)
    Walk Two Moons is about a girl named Salamanca Tree Hiddle and the cross-country trek she embarks on with her grandparents Hiddle. Along the way, she tells them the story of her friend Phoebe Winterbottom and the mysterious disappearance of her mother. As she recounts the story over days of driving from state to state, she finds that Phoebe's quest mirrors her own in many ways. This coming of age story deals with many themes like family, fear, first love, and death, and leaves the reader to think long and hard about what it is like to "walk two moons in someone else's moccasins". In a classroom, this book could lead to rich discussions about false assumptions. "Don't judge a man until you've walked two moons in his moccasins" is an important lesson for students (and adults!) to learn. In addition, students might have the opportunity to approach often avoided but very important topics like death (which is handled in a very sensitive and thought-provoking way).
  • (3/5)
    Walk Two Moons is not only a story about a young Native American girl, but it is a story about loss and coping with unanswered questions. This story is multilayered. It touches on grief, culture, social class, and what it takes to move on from tragedy. It is also a story about the roles of women and how a woman might not always be happy in the home. It is well-written, funny, and tragic all at the time.
  • (3/5)
    A girl goes on a journey to find her missing (deceased) mother while sharing the story of her friend.Upper elementary 288 pagesWARNING- deathTHEMES- journey, single parent family, death, family, relationships
  • (5/5)
    This is one of my all time favorite children's books; no matter how many times I read it, I always cry!
  • (5/5)
    LOVED this one!!! By the title, I thought it was going to be an Indian story, but it was not. It was about a 13-year-old girl finding her way through difficulties in her life, with many interesting characters along the way (her grandparents being two of the main ones -- they are a hoot!). It is light, funny, sad, sweet, and overall a very nice read. Recommended for Grades 6-9 -- I would recommend it for all ages!
  • (5/5)
    This book was highly emotional and, by the end, tears were streaming down my face. I loved the complexity of Salamanca. Anyone that has dealt with grief could empathizer with Sal and Pheobe's reluctance to accept their respective situations, and I think this is a powerful topic that could be addressed with students. This book is jammed packed with important lessons.
  • (5/5)
    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. (Des. fr Novelist)This is such a beautifully written book...probably Creech's best.
  • (5/5)
    Great book to help students who may be facing similar situations.
  • (5/5)
    I first read this book in 4th grade, and the only thing I remember about it (besides really liking it), was that the main character - Salamanca Tree Hiddle - went on a road trip with her grandparents to bring her mom back home. I completely forgot about the underlying story of Sal's friend Phoebe Winterbottom and her family. It was so much fun reading this book again some 16 years later; I got so much more out of it this time around. Sal, Phoebe, their families, and other supporting characters are so well written, and speak with such distinctive voices. I found myself underlining several sentences and phrases as I read. It's funny that I didn't realize/remember what happened to Sal's mom back in 4th grade, and re-reading it now it was pretty clear. But I guess I was like Sal back then, "fishing in the air' and trying to push away the bad. I finished this book feeling elated, a sure sign of a lovely and special book. It is a great story not only for middle grade readers, but adults as well.
  • (4/5)
    This novel explores family relationships and death and grief in such real ways, but without becoming overwhelming. Ms. Creech introduces characters that are funny but also real. Also, the story reveals its truth little by little, in much the same way that one learns to see things from someone else's perspective. It is sometimes hard to do, but as we keep looking at things, suddenly they begin to make sense.
  • (3/5)
    After the painful experience Sal had when her mother left & didn't come back, Sal's grandmother decides to take a trip in hopes of retracing Sal's mother's steps. The trip turns out to be a lot more meaningful then just a car ride to try to find Sal's mother. Sal opens up & begins remembering her friend Phoebe whose mother also left their home suddenly & didn't come back.
  • (4/5)
    Grade: 5-6Genre: FictionThemes: Divorce, death, familyI have been wanting to read this book for a few years and finally I did. It was nothing like what I thought it wold be. I looked at the title and the cover and figured it was a Native American story, but it is not. It is a great story about a girl in search of her mother. Salamanca is traveling to see her mother with her grandparents. It will take six days to travel to her mom and Sal needs to get there by her mother's birthday. To pass the time Sal tells her grandparents Phoebe's story. Phoebe is a friend of Sal's and the story is about how Pheobe's mom also left and how she makes it back home. This story is full of humor, mystery, saddness and it has an ending that I never saw coming until I read it and was blown away. It is a great book. i know in my school every 5th grader reads this story. I know that we should give kids choice, but I kind of agree with this view. I truly believe that every child should have the opportunity to read a book that's ending is so unpredictable. Just reading this book, makes me want to read more books because if one story can trick me there must be others that can as well. I might use this at the beginning of the school year and then have recommend books that have surprise endings like this based on that element. Also what a great book to have discussions about grandparents, family, moving on after a family member has left.
  • (5/5)
    Creech, Sharon. (1994) Walk Two Moons. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.This is the story of Salamanca Tree Hiddle, a thirteen year old girl in search of her mother who left her a few years before. Sal and her grandparents take a road trip and trace her mother's route as she tries and find answers as to why she left. On the way, Sal tells her grandparents the story of Phoebe and how her mother left their family too. Both girls deal with the emotions that come with being abandoned and the difficulties that come with facing the truth.The issues in this story are some that kids can relate too. The characters and events are convincing and credible to what a teenager would be like today. It shows the girls dealing with real emotions that many other teenagers can relate to.
  • (5/5)
    Summary:This book is about Salamanca Tree Hiddle or Sal and her best friend Phoebe. Two stories are going on the one is Sal is on a road trip with her grandparents to Lewiston, Idaho to visit her mother's grave and while they are on the road trip she is telling her grandparents about Phoebe and her story. Sal's dad moves her to Ohio from Kentucky to a suburb from the country. Additionally to near Margaret Cadaver lives a new friend of her dad. Sal doesn't like her or the new place. She meets Phoebe and they become close friends. As they get to know each other Phoebe's mom is getting more and more sad and eventually gets up and leaves. She comes back with her first son who had been put up for adoption. Someone who Phoebe and Sal thought was a lunatic crazy person. They also came up with an elaborate story that Margaret killed her husband and buried him in the back yard and Sal's dad was next. In reality Margaret was the only survivor of a bus/car accident in Lewiston that killed Sal's mom and Margarete's husband was killed in a car accident along with blinding her mother. Her grandma gets bit by a water moccasin and dies just before they get to Sal's mom's grave. Sal realizes through both of these stories that you shouldn't judge someone without walking a mile in their moccasins. She also realizes she can let go of the guilt she held for herself and her dad in her mom leaving and dying. Personal Reaction:I read this book when I was a young teen and I remember loving the book because it made me feel better that I wasn't alone in some of my thoughts with how Sal thinks and feels in the book. Now as I reread the book as an adult and as a mother it is hard not to cry. Sal losing her gram and how I lost my Grandma and just the thought of a mother and what could take them away from their children and how they must have felt is heartbreaking. This book is definitely for the teens but does help with discovering yourself and not judging others without knowing them. Extension Ideas:Its hard to think of ideas to do with other kids that don't get excited over small projects or art projects. I guess having the students draw what they think their soul looks like.maybe having them keep a mini journal of things they see or think of
  • (4/5)
    In my opinion this is a good book for students who are in the fifth grade to read wither on their own or as a class. The beginning of the book was very difficult to get into but once you get in about to page seventy the fluency increases as well as the flow of the story. The language seemed informative for the most part as well as somber towards the end of the story. The characters were described in great detail which allowed the reader to get closer to the story and the understanding of all the events that happened throughout the story. I would recommend this book to my older students.
  • (5/5)
    This is such a great book! It's funny, happy, and sad all at once. It's about a girl named Salamanca. She's 13 proud of her country roots, but she lives in Ohio now. Sal is on a trip with her wacky grandparents to "see" her mom. Along the way, she tells them a story of Pheobe Winterbottom, who have been receiving mysterious messages, meets a potential lunatic, and whose mother disappeared. Her own story unravels as the adventure continues!
  • (5/5)
    Change the cover! This book has been shuffled from one pile or bookshelf to another for the past 8 years. I knew I "should" read it, but really wasn't that interested. WOW. One of the most amazing young adult novels that I've EVER read. I'm wanting to discuss it at length and feel unready to really review it; the experience is still too raw.

    I'll get back to this.

    I recommend this to Ami. Audiobook rocked.
  • (5/5)
    loved the remembering in this book
  • (4/5)
    A bit melodramatic, but wise and sensitive. Enough leavening of humor to make it palatable. Still, I wish the Newbery committee would stop this absent mother business. Lately it seems that most children in these award-winning titles are orphans or nearly so.

    Btw, Absolutely Normal Chaos is actually not a sequel - it's just set in the same created world.
  • (5/5)
    Another awesome book by Creech. In this book, a 13-yo girl is traveling across the country with her grandparents to find her mom who abandoned the family sometime before. As they travel, she tells them the story of her best friend Phoebe which also ends up being her story as well. Very sad and good book.