Monday, August 29, 2011

Bibliophile's Corner

Walk Two Moons
by Sharon Creech

Flap Copy description:
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 has disappeared.
Beneath, Phoebe's story is Salamanca's own story and that of her mother, who left one April morning for Idaho, promising to return before the tulips bloomed. Sal's mother has not, however, returned, and the trip to Idaho takes on a growing urgency as Salamanca hopes to get to Idaho in time for her mother's birthday and bring her back, despite her father's warning that she is fishing in the air.

My thoughts:
This is the second book by Sharon Creech that I have reviewed - the first was The Wanderer. In both stories the author's unique voice, character descriptions, and distinct dialogue are truly inspired. In this middle grade novel, Walk Two Moons, Ms. Creech weaves her magic in this touching, funny, and mysterious story. I would highly recommend this 1995 Newbery Medal Award winning book to readers of all ages.

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