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Brand: Harper Collins
Feature: hardcover, 1995, Winner of 1995 John Newbery Medal
Item Dimensions: Array
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 280
Publication Date: 1994
Release Date: 1994-05-19
• hardcover, 1995, Winner of 1995 John Newbery Medal
• fiction, novel, Native American
"Narrated by a 13-year-old girl traveling with her grandparents, Sharon Creech's Newbery Medal winning novel braids two stories together into a singular, beautiful tale of love, loss, and finding strength in our heritage and ourselves." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor
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.
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.
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