Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
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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.

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About Sharon Creech

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Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer, and the Carnegie Medal winner Ruby Holler. Her other works include The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, 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? Sharon Creech and her husband live in upstate NY. You can visit her online at www.sharoncreech.com.
Published October 6, 2009 by HarperCollins. 296 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Fiction

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During the six days it takes Sal's paternal grandparents to drive her west to Idaho in time for her mother's birthday, she tells them about her friend Phoebe--a story that, the 13-year-old comes to realize, in many ways parallels her own: Each girl had a mother who left home without warning.

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It's Phoebe who sets the play's central story-within-a-story in motion, with her crisscrossing suspicions about an ostensibly creepy neighbor (Heather Dilly) and a phantomlike, guitar-wielding "potential lunatic" (Papaelias), who leaves cryptic notes that reduce Phoebe's otherwise impassive 1950s...

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By employing both present-tense action of the trip Sal takes with her grandparents (which has a dramatic conclusion) and Sal's memories of her experiences with Phoebe, ASC's Producing Director Tom Arvetis (who adapted the book for the stage) allows the audience to not only see how Sal is processi...

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