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ISBN13: 9780064405171
ISBN10: 0064405176
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Publisher Comments:

"How about a story? Spin us a yarn."

Instantly, Phoebe Winterbottom came to mind. "I could tell you an extensively strange story," I warned.

"Oh, good!" Gram said. "Delicious!"

And that is how I happened to tell them about Phoebe, her disappearing mother, and the lunatic.

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.

In her own award-winning style, 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.

Winner of the 1995 Newbery 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)

From Our Staff:

When I got to the last page of Walk Two Moons, I had to close the book, flip it face up, and re-read it — something I haven't done since I was a kid!! This book is just so good, I didn't want it to end. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca is on a cross-country trip with her grandparents, and she fills up the long hours in the car by telling them a story about a make-believe friend. There isn't much mystery about what is really happening to Salamanca (i.e., what the journey is really about), but it's done so well that Creech doesn't need the usual literary "hooks" to draw you in. This is a book for all ages.
Recommended by our staff at Powells.com

Synopsis:

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.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Synopsis:

On a long car trip from Ohio to Idaho, 13-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle regales her grandparents with a story about her friend Phoebe, who receives a message from a potential lunatic and must cope with the disappearance of her mother. Beneath Phoebe's story is Sal's own--and her seach for her own mother who left for Idaho one sunny morning and never returned. 1995 Newery Medal winner. ALA Notable Children's Book of 1995. School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 1994. 1995 Notable Trade Books in the Language Arts.

About the Author

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Great Unexpected, The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who's That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in Maine.

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SydneyV, March 13, 2013 (view all comments by SydneyV)
This book was really really good!!! i loved it sooo much and recomend it HIGHLY! it made me cry it made me smile it made me laugh it made me nervous and it had such amazing qualities :D THANK YOU SHARON CREECH FOR SUCH A LIFE-CHANGING BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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Aijung, June 20, 2009 (view all comments by Aijung)
This book portrays innocence, simplicity, and feeling of wonder seen through the eyes of protagonist Salamanca Tree Hiddle. It also has sadness and confusion. But it's the mix of all these different emotions as Salamanca searches for her mother that make this one of the most touching books I have ever read. I first read it in high school, and have read it periodically now that I am in my late twenties. Whether you are a young adult or a "full-grown" adult, I would strongly recommend this book.
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kat, September 26, 2007 (view all comments by kat)
I read this as part of a children's literature course in college several years ago and it has become one of my favorite books. Despite the simple storytelling, I can't think of many better examples of structure and plot-pacing. And protagonist Sal is unforgettable.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064405171
performance Read:
Kate Harper.
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Author:
Creech, Sharon
Author:
by Sharon Creech
Author:
Numeroff, Laura
Author:
Bond, Felicia
Location:
Old Greenwich, CT
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Grandparents
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Idaho
Subject:
Friendship -- Fiction.
Subject:
Idaho Juvenile fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
HarperClassics
Series Volume:
no. 2-98
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.5 x 6.5 in 9.92 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 288 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064405171 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

"Synopsis" by , On a long car trip from Ohio to Idaho, 13-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle regales her grandparents with a story about her friend Phoebe, who receives a message from a potential lunatic and must cope with the disappearance of her mother. Beneath Phoebe's story is Sal's own--and her seach for her own mother who left for Idaho one sunny morning and never returned. 1995 Newery Medal winner. ALA Notable Children's Book of 1995. School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 1994. 1995 Notable Trade Books in the Language Arts.

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