Walk Two Moons, Volume 1

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.

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.

 

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User Review  - atreic - LibraryThing

This is the story of Sal Hiddle's road trip across the US with her grandparents. Despite completely loving it and it making me cry, it did drag a bit in the second half, I found myself skipping ahead ... Read full review

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User Review  - KeriLynneD - LibraryThing

This book dealt with some really tough topics. I like the way Sal somewhat tells her story thru her storytelling of Phoebe. It was very impactful how she also learned from her experiences with Phoebe. Her grandparents are just wonderful. It was an emotional read at some points but very worth it. Read full review

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Contents

A FACE AT THE WINDOW
1
THE CHICKABIDDY STARTS A STORY
4
BRAVERY
10
THATS WHAT IM TELLING YOU
17
A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
25
BLACKBERRIES
29
ILLAHNOWAY
36
THE BADLANDS 141
40
EVIDENCE
131
BIRDS OF SADNESS
152
CHOLESTEROL
157
SACRIFICES
164
PANDORAS BOX
170
THE BLACK HILLS
177
THE TIDE RISES
181
BREAKING IN
189

THE LUNATIC
41
THE MESSAGE
46
HUZZA HUZZA
53
FLINCHING
59
THE MARRIAGE BED
70
BOUNCING BIRKWAY
80
THE RHODODENDRON
84
A SNAKE HAS A SNACK
91
THE SINGING TREE
98
IN THE COURSE OF A LIFETIME
102
THE GOOD MAN
107
FISH IN THE AIR
114
THE BLACKBERRY KISS
121
SOULS
129
THE PHOTOGRAPH
198
CHICKEN AND BLACKBERRY KISSES
205
THE VISITOR
217
OLD FAITHFUL
222
THE PLAN
226
THE VISIT
233
A KISS
236
SPIT
239
3? HOMECOMING
243
40THEGIFTS
256
THE BUS ANDTHE WILLOW
264
OUR GOOSEBERRY
269
BYBANKS
274
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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