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ISBN13: 9780060739492
ISBN10: 0060739495
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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.


As Salamanca travels cross-country with her eccentric grandparents, she tells the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared — just like Sal's.

About the Author

Known for writing with a classic voice and unique style, Sharon Creech is the best-selling author of the Newbery Medal winnerWalk Two Moons, and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. She is also the first American in history to be awarded the CILIP Carnegie Medal forRuby Holler. Her other works include the novelsLove That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, and two picture books: A Fine, Fine School and Fishing in the Air. These stories are often centered around life, love, and relationships — especially family relationships. Ms. Creech's first novel for children,Absolutely Normal Chaos, was based on her own "rowdy and noisy" family. Growing up in a big family in Cleveland, Ohio, helped Ms. Creech learn to tell stories that wouldn't be forgotten in all of the commotion: "I learned to exaggerate and embellish, because if you didn't, your story was drowned out by someone else's more exciting one."

With a knack for storytelling and love of reading, a young Ms. Creech aspired to become a novelist: "To be able to create other worlds, to be able to explore mystery and myth — I couldn't imagine a better way to live. . .except perhaps to be a teacher, because teachers got to handle books all day long." In college, Ms. Creech took her first writing courses and attended writing workshops. This renewed her enthusiasm for becoming a novelist. Following her studies in college and graduate school, Ms. Creech worked as an editorial assistant before deciding to become a teacher overseas. Now, after spending eighteen years teaching and writing in Europe, she and her husband have returned to the United States to live.

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teacher and reader, December 8, 2009 (view all comments by teacher and reader)
This is Sharon Creech's best book by far. The characters are so well-developed, the plot is layered and there's a great surprise ending. I've read this several times, and it just gets better.
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kiwicat, October 10, 2008 (view all comments by kiwicat)
It was a awesome book about bout how this girl tries to find her mom. I would highly reccomend this book
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Ryanzromo, December 13, 2007 (view all comments by Ryanzromo)
Wow what a great book . i read it and it was very good . i could read it nonstop. i would reccomend it to any one
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HarperTrophy LANGUAGE: eng
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Creech, Sharon
Social Situations - Adolescence
Family - Multigenerational
Family - Single Parent & Non-traditional
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Grade Level:
from 7
7.68x5.16x.65 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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Walk Two Moons
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"Synopsis" by , As Salamanca travels cross-country with her eccentric grandparents, she tells the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared — just like Sal's.
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