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Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle's mother has disappeared. While tracing her steps on a car trip from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents, Salamanca tells a story to pass the time about a friend named Phoebe Winterbottom whose mother vanished and who received secret messages after her disappearance. One of them read, "Don't judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins." Despite her father's warning that she is "fishing in the air," Salamanca hopes to bring her home. By drawing strength from her Native American ancestry, she is able to face the truth about her mother. Walk Two Moons won the 1995 Newbery Medal. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Grade 6-9AIn this Newbery Award book by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins, 1994), 13-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle travels west with her Grams and Gramps to Lewiston, Idaho, the destination from which her mother did not return. As Sal entertains her grandparents with stories of her friend, Phoebe, who sees "lunatics" around every corner, threads from many life stories are seamlessly entwined. This pilgrimage wonderfully mirrors the journey of discovery that is adolescence, as Sal's search for the truth about her mother becomes a journey of discovery about much more. In vividly described incidents both humorous and poignant, everyone's "story" is told. The reading by British actress Kate Harper is crisp and well-paced, so that the layered, complex style doesn't confuse listeners. Harper creates appropriate and wonderfully individual voices for everyone, especially the irrepressible Phoebe. The rhythms of the reading effectively reflect the rhythms of the story's back and forth motion and its lyrical language.AMary Arnold, Medina County District Library, Brunswick, OH
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
I was assigned to read the book for school and thought it was going to be boring. At first it was then it picks up I'm in seventh grade and the book seemed like it was on my... Read morePublished 4 days ago by courtney
Read this with my 13yo daughter and we both enjoyed the story. It provided the perfect time to just talk with her without pressure.Published 5 days ago by Jennifer
A mystery book clothed in a story about family and friendship. It won awards for a reason. Excellent characters. Tricky plot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by brian thompson