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Walk Two Moons [PDF / Epub] ☄ Walk Two Moons By Sharon Creech – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 the 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 Walk Two MOBI :↠ said Delicious And that is how I happened to tell them about Phoebe, her disappearing mother, and the lunaticAs 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 motherIn 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.

    Walk Two Moons ePUB ï Walk Two MOBI :↠ 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 280 pages
  • Walk Two Moons
  • Sharon Creech
  • English
  • 08 September 2018
  • 0060739495

About the Author: Sharon Creech

I was born in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, and grew up there with my noisy and rowdy family my parents Ann and Arvel , Walk Two MOBI :↠ my sister Sandy , and my three brothers Dennis, Doug and TomFor a fictional view of what it was like growing up in my family, see Absolutely Normal Chaos In that book, the brothers even have the same names as my own brothers Our house was not only full of us Creeches, but also full of friends and visiting relativesIn the summer, we usually took a trip, all of us piled in a car and heading out to Wisconsin or Michigan or, once, to Idaho We must have been a very noisy bunch, and I m not sure how our parents put up with being cooped up with us in the car for those trips The five day trip out to Idaho when I was twelve had a powerful effect on me what a huge and amazing country I had no idea then that thirty some years later, I would recreate that trip in a book called Walk Two MoonsOne other place we often visited was Quincy, Kentucky, where my cousins lived and still live on a beautiful farm, with hills and trees and swimming hole and barn and hayloft We were outside running in those hills all day long, and at night we d gather on the porch wherestories would be told I loved Quincy so much that it has found its way into many of my books transformed into Bybanks, Kentucky Bybanks appears in Walk Two Moons and Chasing Redbird and Bloomability Bybanks also makes a brief appearance by reference, but not by name in The WandererWhen I was young, I wanted to be many things when I grew up a painter, an ice skater, a singer, a teacher, and a reporter It soon became apparent that I had little drawing talent, very limited tolerance for falling on ice, and absolutely no ability to stay on key while singing I also soon learned that I would make a terrible reporter because when I didn t like the facts, I changed them It was in college, when I took literature and writing courses, that I became intrigued by story telling Later, I was a teacher high school English and writing in England and in Switzerland While teaching great literature, I learned so much about writing about what makes a story interesting and about techniques of plot and characterization and point of view I started out writing novels for adults The Recital and Nickel Malley were both written and published while I was living in England these books were published in England only and are now out of print But the next book was Absolutely Normal Chaos, and ever since that book I have written mainly about young people Walk Two Moons was the first of my books to be published in America When it received the Newbery Medal, no one wassurprised than I was I m still a little bit in shockAfter Walk Two Moons came Chasing Redbird, Pleasing the Ghost, Bloomability, The Wanderer, and Fishing in the Air I hope to be writing stories for a long, long timeI am married to Lyle Rigg, who is the headmaster of The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, and have two grown children, Rob and Karin Being with my family is what I enjoy most The next best thing is writing stories Sharon Creech.



10 thoughts on “Walk Two Moons

  1. Keleigh Keleigh says:

    This book was written specifically for my 13 year old self, which apparently is still alive and well inside of me It has all the elements I grew up loving wacky names like Salamanca Tree Hiddle and Phoebe Winterbottom, American Indian themes, lush descriptions of country living, spiritual undertones, a little mystery, a little romance, and a missing mother.The missing mother thing was the suckerpunch, of course It s why I found myself lying in the bathtub in the middle of a Monday afternoon, This book was written specifically for my 13 year old self, which apparently is still alive and well inside of me It has all the elements I grew up loving wacky names like Salamanca Tree Hiddle and Phoebe Winterbottom, American Indian themes, lush descriptions of country living, spiritual undertones, a little mystery, a little romance, and a missing mother.The missing mother thing was the suckerpunch, of course It s why I found myself lying in the bathtub in the middle of a Monday afternoon, blubbering my head off during the book s unexpected climactic twist Every so often I revisit Young Adult novels or dip into new ones to tap into those raw feelings of childhood, as direct and undeniable as a baby s wail I related so completely to Salamanca s hidden longing, her concealed desperation for her mother to return It triggered so many memories, and spurred me to wonder, What were those first days like after my mom left What protective burrow of my brain did those memories tunnel into, searching for a secret safety that was not present in my life at the time Salamanca s journey is achingly sincere, funny and adventurous She is exactly the personality I would have lived vicariously through in my early adolescence, glad for someone else s words to elicit the feelings I strove my damndest to suppress, despite my father s warnings that You bottle your feelings up just like your mother someday you could end up like her The power of stories lies not only in their construction of identity, but in their ability to evoke feeling forgotten feelings, stuffed feelings, feelings we thought we succeeded in losing or numbing away Thank goodness for these unexpected reminders, gifts we receive in solitude, free to experience the fullness of our vulnerability reconnected to our nakedest, most innocent selves, blubbering in the bathtub

  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech Walk Two Moons is a novel written by Sharon Creech, published by HarperCollins in 1994 and winner of the 1995 Newbery Medal The major themes in the story include the development of new relationships, dealing with grief, love, death, cultural identity, women s roles as mothers and wives, the hardships of life, and the adventures of misunderstandings and coming to terms with reality In 1997, it also won the Literaturhaus Award, Austria, and the Newbery Award Creech Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech Walk Two Moons is a novel written by Sharon Creech, published by HarperCollins in 1994 and winner of the 1995 Newbery Medal The major themes in the story include the development of new relationships, dealing with grief, love, death, cultural identity, women s roles as mothers and wives, the hardships of life, and the adventures of misunderstandings and coming to terms with reality In 1997, it also won the Literaturhaus Award, Austria, and the Newbery Award Creech drew on her own background for many of the book s themes and images, including Sal s love of nature, her relationship with her mother, and the road trip to Idaho that frames the narrative In an interview, Creech said that she found the aphorism that gives the book its title Don t judge a man until you ve walked two moons in his moccasins in a fortune cookie 2012 1387 1388 242 9789643622787 1393 20

  3. Danielle Danielle says:

    This book is the perfect example of how a book can be written for a younger audience, but still hold entertainment and meaning for adult readers I really, thoroughly enjoyed this book It was suspenseful without being too contrived or corny The characters were interesting and unique, yet believable, and the story was truly touching I thought the author did an excellent job portraying the mindset of middle school age children, especially in that they didn t all think and act the same, or hav This book is the perfect example of how a book can be written for a younger audience, but still hold entertainment and meaning for adult readers I really, thoroughly enjoyed this book It was suspenseful without being too contrived or corny The characters were interesting and unique, yet believable, and the story was truly touching I thought the author did an excellent job portraying the mindset of middle school age children, especially in that they didn t all think and act the same, or have the same maturity level Also, I don t know if other older readers found the ending predictable, but I was genuinely surprised, and even got a little choked up Overall, a great read for any age

  4. Katharine Katharine says:

    THIS BOOK I m still recovering, but I adored it The ending is both sad and beautiful and totally perfect.If you want to hear my complete thoughts, check out my episode on the SSR Podcast THIS BOOK I m still recovering, but I adored it The ending is both sad and beautiful and totally perfect.If you want to hear my complete thoughts, check out my episode on the SSR Podcast

  5. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I read this book along with my son for his required school reading Sometimes reading along with a partner helps lessen the dreadsometimes it doesn t My son did not enjoy this book much at all and I can t really say it was a favorite of mine either But, I stayed positive throughout the reading experience though because I think Walk Two Moons has some important messages to offer young readers It addresses issues related to judging others, internalizing others actions, coping with emotions, I read this book along with my son for his required school reading Sometimes reading along with a partner helps lessen the dreadsometimes it doesn t My son did not enjoy this book much at all and I can t really say it was a favorite of mine either But, I stayed positive throughout the reading experience though because I think Walk Two Moons has some important messages to offer young readers It addresses issues related to judging others, internalizing others actions, coping with emotions, and not taking things for granted Pretty perfect for the target audience My favorite quoteIt seems to me that we can t explain all the truly awful things in the world like war and murder and brain tumors, and we can t fix these things, so we look at the frightening things that are closer to us and we magnify them until they burst open Inside is something that we can manage, something that isn t as awful as it had a first seemed It is a relief to discover that although there might be axe murderers and kidnappers in the world, most people seem a lot like us sometimes afraid and sometimes brave, sometimes cruel and sometimes kind

  6. Joanna Marple Joanna Marple says:

    Huzzah Huzzah Brilliant, unexpected twists and relationships with a beautifully sad ending

  7. Chris Chris says:

    I read Walk Two Moons as part of the literature circle for my 6th grade son s class I went into the read cold, knowing only what was written on the back of the book and the fact that it was a Newberry winner.The basic idea of the story is a teenage girl Sal is traveling cross country with her grandparents to try and find her mother Along the trip they have a few mini adventures and Sal spends most of the drive time telling about recent events of her own life as related to a crazy friend I read Walk Two Moons as part of the literature circle for my 6th grade son s class I went into the read cold, knowing only what was written on the back of the book and the fact that it was a Newberry winner.The basic idea of the story is a teenage girl Sal is traveling cross country with her grandparents to try and find her mother Along the trip they have a few mini adventures and Sal spends most of the drive time telling about recent events of her own life as related to a crazy friend she had named Phoebe The title of the book comes from a supposed Indian saying never judge a man until you ve walked two moons in his moccasins Once that phrase is put out there, it becomesapparent what the author is doing in this book.The story is very multi layered There s the historical story that Sal is telling about her recent past and her interactions with her friends and neighbors, but particularly with her father and the fact that her mom left them to go out west That narrative thread in itself has multiple layers the story of Phoebe and her crazy life and the story of Sal and her family and loss Sal narrates each of these stories and seems unaware of just how parallel her story is to Phoebe s story Meanwhile, Sal is traveling across the country with her grandparents and many of their interactions along the road area also very insightful into Sal s life story.By having multiple story threads running concurrently, the story arc was able to twist and turn over itself in ways that were obvious while also being thoughtful and not feeling blatant or silly Still, some of the plot points felt a little heavy handed at times, but generally ok.I found myself going back and forth in terms of my level of enjoyment of this book There were numerous scenes that pulled at either sad or happy emotions but a lot of the story was a confused sense of exploration Sal was a fun and funny narrator and made the storytelling compelling but I had a hard time really liking her as a character I think that was somewhat intentional as she is emotionally a little hardened and withdrawn as a result of recent events This makes it hard to approach and relate to her, especially since I don t have directly relatable experience At the same time, I could appreciate and sympathize with her plight and her desire to come to grips with her life.I really liked the way this book played with self exploration through storytelling and narrative Sal spent the entire book telling stories but what I enjoyed was the fact that she seemed to be learning about herself and uncovering bits of her subconscious without even realizing what she was doing It wasn t until nearly the end of the book that she seems to come to a sense of awakening to her own emotions and the catharsis that comes in coming face to face with one s self This is a good, well written read and I definitely feel it deserved the Newberry granted, I haven t read its competition The narrative is smooth and flowing and really felt like a good portrayal of a 13 year old girl going through emotional upheaval In spite of the various predictable elements, there are a number of surprises that can catch you off guard Add to that the funny anecdotes and witty narrative and you have a good solid book 3.5 out of 5 stars

  8. Max Maxwell Max Maxwell says:

    I shan t dignify this flaming turd with a review save the following this is the worst young adult book I have ever encountered, and I have encountered my share The dialogue thinks it is being playful, and it is actually being wooden the story thinks it is being original, and it is predictable The characters areannoying than endearing for their idiosyncrasies If it wasn t for the fact that I get resale when I sell books back to the university bookstore, I d ve peed on it and burned it I shan t dignify this flaming turd with a review save the following this is the worst young adult book I have ever encountered, and I have encountered my share The dialogue thinks it is being playful, and it is actually being wooden the story thinks it is being original, and it is predictable The characters areannoying than endearing for their idiosyncrasies If it wasn t for the fact that I get resale when I sell books back to the university bookstore, I d ve peed on it and burned it immediately after finishing it have I made my point yet Avoid it

  9. ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪SomeBunny Reads (Phoenix)•*¨*•♫♪ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪SomeBunny Reads (Phoenix)•*¨*•♫♪ says:

    You can t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair I don t usually do the whole hey, this book is like this other one thing I don t think it s interesting for people who want to read the review of a book to describe it by means of another one however this time I read two books in the course of a single month that were so similar, and gave so similar vibes, that I had to talk about it The other book I am talking about isThe You can t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair I don t usually do the whole hey, this book is like this other one thing I don t think it s interesting for people who want to read the review of a book to describe it by means of another one however this time I read two books in the course of a single month that were so similar, and gave so similar vibes, that I had to talk about it The other book I am talking about isThe Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise , which I read two weeks ago and adored Of course, this book was published way before Coyote Sunrise, so technically is the latter who is similar to the former, but you get what I mean Both these books are about the journey of a little girl in search for a family, and have a strong road trip theme, plus deal with stories of adolescence, friendship and first loves They share the same melancholic atmosphere and the setting, the same bittersweet story of growing up, and the pain and beauty of youth and loss I can most certainly say, that if you loved one you will love the other too This book is deep, heart wrenching, unexpected the main character and her whole family are adorable her friends and the secondary characters have realistic personalities, and it is, simply put, masterfully written A real modern classic of children s literature Absolutely recommended

  10. Shell Shell says:

    Recently I re read this excellent book for the third time It is a heartwarming story for young adults of all ages relating the journeys of intriguing characters actual journeys as well as metaphorical journeys The characters are caring and endearing as they interact with others while dealing with mistakes they make and losses they suffer.The book contains so many delightful quotes such as I prayed to trees This was easier than praying directly to God There was nearly always a tree nearby Recently I re read this excellent book for the third time It is a heartwarming story for young adults of all ages relating the journeys of intriguing characters actual journeys as well as metaphorical journeys The characters are caring and endearing as they interact with others while dealing with mistakes they make and losses they suffer.The book contains so many delightful quotes such as I prayed to trees This was easier than praying directly to God There was nearly always a tree nearby Don t judge a man until you ve walked two moons in his moccasins We have to go on with things We can t malinger You can t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair WALK TWO MOONS is one of my all time favorites

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