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Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons

Écrit par Sharon Creech

Raconté par Mary Stuart Masterson


Walk Two Moons

Écrit par Sharon Creech

Raconté par Mary Stuart Masterson

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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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À propos de l'auteur

Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler. Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says. www.sharoncreech.com

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  • (5/5)
    I wish I had found Walk Two Moons when it first came out. In fact, I wish it had been on my reading list in school because I know I would have eaten it up. I know this because, despite my current age, I still fell deeply in love with this book. It's ageless, and it's wonderful.

    Salamanca Tree Hiddle (Sal)is a thirteen year old narrator who will steal your heart. We embark on a car trip with Sal and her eccentric grandparents, all the while learning bits about their lives, her life, and the life of her best friend Phoebe. Let me please tell you how much I loved each and every character in this book. Sal is sweet, kind and witty far beyond what her age dictates. Her grandparents are the picture of what true love really is. Even Phoebe, the girl who worries about everything, fits perfectly in the story. There is everything to love in Creech's characters and they make the story come to life.

    Sharon Creech weaves the stories of Sal and Phoebe into a story that took my breath away. A story that is funny, honest, and at times so heartbreaking that you'll find yourself teary eyed. During the car trip Sal's thoughts take the reader on a journey through her innermost self. I adored watching her grow, make observations, and just become even more amazing. I'm not even certain I'm making sense at this point. That's how much Walk Two Moons threw me off. It's beautiful.

    This is a must read for people of all ages, but I definitely suggest you put it in the hands of your middle grade reader as soon as possible. Young readers will learn from, and walk with Sal. Older readers will get the chance to revisit some of those hidden feelings we hide. The raw ones that we push down as we grow up. It's a wonderful, and terrifying, feeling all at the same time. In my opinion, Walk Two Moons is a book that will make a reader out of a non-reader. I sincerely hope you love it as much as I did.
  • (4/5)
    Good children’s book
  • (5/5)
    This is the story of a twelve-year-old girl coming to terms with the absence of her mom. It’s told in two parallel narratives. One is in present-time, on a road trip with her grandparents. The other is the story she tells to her grandparents that involve her mom and what happened with her and her dad after she left.The classic trifecta ensues: 1) they move somewhere she doesn’t like 2) Dad starts seeing another woman 3) No one in school likes her. In the process, she befriends another girl, and HER mother leaves. This is the interesting part, as our main character gets a taste of what a pill she was, having to console someone in the same situation.It’s a good story, especially if you know what a broken home is like. And the style, full of odd quaint country expressions and quirky humor. It’s not a cheesy Hallmark story. It reminds me of “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie or “Holes” by Louis Sachar or “I Am the Cheese” by Robert Cormier. All of these have an unreliable narrator and implication of something sinister going on below the surface.
  • (5/5)
    Pandora’s Box provides a nice analogy for present-day life in Sharon Creech’s Walk Two Moons. Why would Pandora open the box? Why would hope be left inside? And what would be found at the bottom of a box of good things?Sal’s mother is absent. Her father moves her away from their home, making her go to a new school, where her new best friend is suddenly missing her mother too. All this is in the story Sal tells her grandparents as they take her on a road trip, as the three strands of Walk Two Moons weave beautifully together. Simple language illuminates complex topics, offering a convincingly childish point of view, with very natural avoidance of the true, and pleasing persistence of imagination. Maybe a lunatic stole the mother. Maybe the neighbor killed her husband and buried him in the yard. Maybe…Or maybe life falls inevitably into the realm of Pandora’s box. With hope at the bottom, lifting both reader and characters to safety. Walk Two Moons invites adult readers to walk in the shoes of children, while simultaneously inviting children to walk in the shoes of their parents. Truth is hidden between the imaginations, and truth hurts. But hope will save.Written for children, best for mature readers (5th grade up?), and for readers who choose to think, Walk Two Moons is the sort of novel that just might invite a child to see through different eyes and find their own hope waiting. Coming of age, coming to wisdom, and coming in hope… Highly recommended.Disclosure: It came highly recommended and it was a birthday present.
  • (5/5)
    13 year old Salamanca Tree Hiddle's mother left home mysteriously, and eventually, even though Salamanca knows where she is, knows she will not come back.Her eccentric grandparents take her on trip across country to see her mother, and along the way, she tells them the story of her friendship with Phoebe... a girl whose mother also left her mysteriously without explanation.A beautiful story (two stories actually) with several surprises in the last few chapters. The tears were so thick in my eyes the last couple of chapters I had trouble reading them.
  • (5/5)
    Salamanca and her grandparents are on a road trip retracing the steps of her mother. While they drive, Sal tells them the story of her friend Phoebe, and in telling her story we learn her and her mother's, and why her mother left.I had forgotten just about everything about this story other than the fact that I enjoyed this and other works by the author some years ago. This one was a well-deserved Newbery award winner that unfolds its mysteries deliberately and explores the idea that you can't make snap judgments about others but should try to see and understand their points of view.
  • (4/5)
    Contains a Minor Spoiler I reread this book (the last time I read it was in sixth grade for the Battle of the Books). I came in 2nd place for BotB and I blame that on an unfair question that was asked about Walk Two Moons. They asked why did the grandmother end up in the hospital. She had been in the hosptial twice and I put down the wrong one out of the two (I was too shy to challenge the question with the judges). Anyway, that was about all that I remembered about the book, so rereading it was really like reading it for the first time. I even didn't see the surprise ending coming! I loved the relationship between Sal and her grandparents (as well as the relationship between Sal and her mother, seen in the flashbacks). Every family should be this close. The classroom scenes were great! Sharon Creech portrayed 5th graders perfectly (I think they were in the 5th grade?). Every character in this book was great.
  • (4/5)
    A hidden jewel, A fresh read on Native Americans. A mulit-layered story involving women who leave to find themselves and confuse their children. But a great plug for grandparent relationships and family unity.
  • (4/5)
    Name: Walk Two Moons Author: Sharon Creech Walk Two Moons is an excellent book, especially if you read it in a group. I first read this book when I was a 6th grader. At that time, I didn't realize how exceptionally great this book was. Now, after finding it my town library, I went over it and found a lot of good things about it. I reccomend it to someone who likes a challenging, and fun book to read.
  • (4/5)
    I loved this book very much. It had a bit of romance -if you can call it romance- in it, and a bit of sadness, too. I liked how it was half her past and half her present.
  • (5/5)
    Sal is a young girl who again, I found very easy to relate to. While we don't know exactly what happened to her mother, we do know that she is not present, which is the case with so many students today. While she is learning to deal with her current life, we get to see her journey physically with her grandparents as she puts some closure to the loss of her mom.
  • (4/5)
    Salamanca, a thirteeen year old girl, is the main character in this story about a young girl trying to bring her mom back after she died in a bus accident. Salamanca travels with her grandparents to find her mom. The setting takes place between Ohio and Idaho. She realizes in the end that this is impossible and that her mom isn't coming back.This story is a true human experience. Almost anyone can relate to this theme of having to deal with someone close leaving their life. This would be a good book for older age students.I would have my students keep a journal as they read this story. As another extension idea I would have them draw a picture to represent the overall theme of this book.
  • (5/5)
    I really liked this book. I though that is was a very easy read and very enjoyable. This book is a very quick read.
  • (5/5)
    This is an example of realistic fiction because the events and the characters in the book could have existed. This book uses real issues and problems faced by children today. Sal is an example of a dynamic character because the reader witnesses her change in perspective that the book progresses. As she is telling the story of Phoebe, she is able to make connections with her own life and begins to realize why her mother had to leave. Sal grows visibly as the story goes on. Media: N/A
  • (5/5)
    Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! 'Walk Two Moons' tells two stories; the first, a hilarious story about Sal's friend Phoebe, Phoebe's family and the two girls' relationship. The second story is a heartwarming, humorous tale . In the second story, you join Sal and her grandparents as they travel cross-country so that Sal may be reunited with her missing mother. Middle School students will be able to relate to both characters; Sal's and Phoebe's, mostly due to the age of the characters and the events that take place throughout the story. 'Walk Two Moons' weaves together two tales that signify the importance of friends and family. I cried and laughed until my heart and ribs ached.
  • (4/5)
    I can't say enough good things about this book. It is written from the perspective of 13 year old Salamanca Tree Hiddle who faces the challenge of a new school, new friends and the perceived abandonment of her mother.It is an incredible story of love, friendship, redemption and difficult lessons learned.I highly recommend this Newberry Award Winning book. While I found this in the young adult section of the library, truly it is a book for all ages.
  • (5/5)
    This book is a nice story about a girl driving a very long way with her grandma and grandpa to find her mother. They visit lots of interesting historic places together. I loved this book and recommend it to anyone over third grade. You will just want to keep reading this book over and over. I could never stop turning the pages of this book and it made me feel lucky.
  • (5/5)
    Oh my goodness. I wish I'd read this before. Oh my goodness.I read it twice, immediately. I nearly cried both times. Oh my goodness.
  • (4/5)
    Summary : Sal is moved from her childhood home and into town where she makes new friends but is still missing a huge part of her life. There are so many things wrapped up in this story but I pulled love from it the most. The love she and her father both left for her mother.The love her grandparents felt for her, the love her grandparents had for each other.Personal Reaction: I read this with a group of my sixth graders and it was such a story of love and loss and questions. We almost couldn't put it down,we were ready to see what was going to happen next.Classroom Extention Ideas: 1. We did a litature circle, where they dicussed this book in detail.2. We talked in depth about grandparents and the special things their grandparents have done for them.
  • (5/5)
    This is in my top three favorite books of all time. I think it is a story that can be enjoyed by both adults and children. In fact, I know that most 10-13-year-olds won't get the same message out of it that adults will. I tell all my students who read it to try to remember to read it again in 10 years.Thirteen year old Salamanca (Sal) Tree Hiddle is the main character and there are a multitude of stories going on in this novel. First, Sal is on her way to Idaho with her grandparents to see her mom, who has been away for a while. her grandparents are a hoot and their side story is endearing. As Sal and her grandparents travel, she flashes back to the story of her friendship with Phoebe Winterbottom, whose mom has also left her. Phoebe is a strange little bird, worried about things like cholesterol at such a young age. The trip to Idaho becomes a coming of age for Sal. She realizes her relationship with her dad has changed after her mom left. The trip and its ensuing results become a journey of acceptance for Sal. This is a story about family, life, love, loss, friendship, acceptance, coming of age and much more. It is a very relatable story for students.
  • (4/5)
    Sal is young girl who feels that she was abandoned by her mother. She thought she had gone to live another life in Idaho. Sal and her grandparents take a road trip from Ohio to Idaho to visit the resting place of Sal's mother. During the story, Sal tells her grandparents about her best friend, Phoebe. Like Sal, Phoebe also lost her mother Phoebe and Sal's mothers share many other similarities to one another. Sal's gram becomes ill during the course of the trip, and tensions run high. Sal does everything in her power to visit her mother's grave on her birthday, but you'll have to read the book to find out what happens next. Through this book Sal discovers more about her relationships with her parents, and family. It is a journey of self-discovery for Sal. I would use this text in an older classroom, such as grades 5-12. In those younger grades, I would only use this book as a read aloud for the class as I feel that the text would be too complex of reading for the average fifth or sixth grader. As a mentor text, I would use this to help my students write about emotion. Sharon Creech doesn't just explain the emotions that her characters feel, she makes the reader feel as if they are sharing the same emotions. Students would have to write a story, fiction or non-fiction, that describes some sort of emotional trial. The goal of this assignment would be have the reader feel the emotions of the character much as Sharon Creech was able to do in this book.
  • (4/5)
    This book contained very heart touching story as I can remember. It was a bit hard for me to understand because the novel had deepness. I still have trouble relating the story with the title, which means I might have to read the book once more. However, it was a fabulous story of a thirteen-year-old girl who was off to find her mother with her grandparents.
  • (5/5)
    Ok, I'll be straight out honest with you; normally I really dislike realistic fiction. To me it's usually so boring and the same old story, meant strictly for assigned reading. This was assigned but I LOVE this book! And I'll be honest again, I'm not a huge fan of Sharon Creech. I have a friend and whenever we see this book we sigh and say that book was SO good.... I can't even put my finger on what makes it so good-- it just is! So just read it because the characters are absolutely lovely and the plot is enchanting.
  • (4/5)
    Realistic fiction showing that this exact situation could happen to anyone today and everything in the story was believable. There were no far fetched characters or worlds to conquer, but this was a deeply interesting story. At first it is a little slow moving, but it picks up real fast with a great ending. I would say the plot peeked towards the end, when Sal's grandmother is dieing and the reader finds out that Sal's mother didn't just run away but she was killed in a car accident in Idaho and that is why they had the road trip. The ending was fantastic, all of the pieces of the story finally came together so not only did Sal get closer with her mom but so did the reader with the book. I would recommend this book to intermediate to middle school aged students.
  • (5/5)
    Walk Two Moons is a terrific book.Salamanca Tree is a young girl traveling with her grandparents to Idaho, where Salamanca's mother had gone without returning. Along the journey, Salamanca tells the story of her friend Pheobe, who's difficulties parallel her own.The outcome of the book was predictable and a surprise at the same time! I found myself thinking, "Of course!" without feeling as though I'd been led on a pointless pursuit.Fantastic story telling, great character development, delightful love story, and some surprisingly thought-provoking dialogue.Worth reading for adults as well as kids.5 Stars: Read it again! Recommend to anyone and everyone who enjoys a good book!
  • (3/5)
    Thirteen year old Native American Sal spends a week traveling with her grandparents from Ohio to Idaho where she hopes to find and bring back her missing mother. Along the way, Sal tells the compelling story of Phoebe Winterbottom, whose own mother disappears one day leaving the family alone. Through these two stories, many parallels as well as many differences abound. Well-written and clever, this book will allow you to feel a wide range of emotions as you laugh and cry with Sal as she tries to reunite her family. This book is odd and confusing, it is not my favorite at all. Sharon Creech writes some amazing things, but this one didn't do it for me...
  • (4/5)
    On a trip with her grandparents, a girl tells stories about her best friend and slowly unravels the mystery of what happened to her mother. I still like Ruby Holler best of Creech's works, but this was a great read.
  • (4/5)
    A journey with your grandparents, a missing mother, a best friend Phoebe and a lunatic or two are all ingredients in this story of love, growing up separation and loss. Grandparents add a lighter streak of comedy as Salamanca Tree Hiddle journeys from Ohio to Idaho. It is at times amusing, poignant and full of emotion as the young Sal strives to bring her Mum home.As the young Sal learns more of herself the thought provoking nature of the tale becomes more apparent. It is a many layered story with the moral being never judge a man till you have walked two moons in his moccasins. Truly deserving of the 1995 Newbery award I would highly recommend this book.
  • (5/5)
    This is one of the best books I have ever read. People often say books are "well-written" but the author of this has crafted a truly amazing story with several aspects that come together. I cried several times while reading this!
  • (5/5)
    It's not many books that have you laughing one minute and crying the next. This book touches me deeply every single time I experience it with my middle school students. I enjoy the flashback and foreshadowing techniques the author uses to tell the story. Creech masterfully uses clues to hint at the ending, (but you don't really notice them until you go back for a reread). And the number of messages/morals in the story? Five - if you only count the ones written out like Chinese cookie fortunes), but there are many others too. This technique makes it really easy to help students identify themes in literature. The book is also chock full of metaphors, similes, idioms, and sensory language, making it this teacher's favorite part of school's Language Arts curriculum.