Walk Two Moons (Q472)
by Creech, Sharon

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ISBN-10:   0064405176
ISBN-13:   9780064405171
Publisher:   HarperCollins
Series:   HarperClassics Ser.
Category:   Middle School
Pub. Date:   September 1996
Pages:   288
Format:   Paperback
Ages:   12-
Grades:   7 to


Awards
1995  Newbery Medal (USA)  Winner
1998  Great Lakes' Great Books Award (USA)  Winner
1996  Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (USA)  Nominee/Honoree
1997  Young Reader's Choice Award (USA)  Nominee/Honoree
1999  Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (USA)  Nominee/Honoree


Description/Notes
Quiz # (Quiz Name): 10299 (Walk Two Moons) Reading Level: 4.9 Interest Level: Middle Grade Point Value: 9.0
Sharon Creech won the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, as well as the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer. Her work also includes Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing The Ghost. After spending eighteen years teaching and writing in Europe, Sharon Creech and her husband have returned to the United States to live.
'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 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)
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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