In her own award-winning style, 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.
©1994 Sharon Creech; (P)2006 HarperCollinsPublishers
"This story sings." (Booklist)
I read this book years ago and loved it. Normally I wouldn't dare risk tainting the memory of such a great book by getting the audio as well, but I had read reviews that said Hope Davis was a wonderful narrator. She is. I laughed and cried listening to her tell this tale in the same spots that I laughed and cried when I read it myself.
Some Newbery Award winning books are just not my cup of tea being that I am about 25 years older than the book's intended audience. However, for some books it doesn't matter what age you are. They just are great stories told well. Walk Two Moons is just a fantastic book about a young girl's journey. Highly recommended.
I read this book to my kids years ago on a long car ride to a ski trip. I listened to it the other day on another long car ride. What a great book! I loved it even more the second time. Hope Davis does a wonderful job of reading and voicing. A definite recommendation!
I know right away from the dollar store and I need 6666 the same time as a result of the most important thing is that the only thing I can do it alone in the presidential election right now and then I will be watching the game is at the end of the most
My son was assigned this book for school, starting this week. I went ahead and listened beforehand and found myself sucked into a book that neither of us would normally listen to. He normally listens to books like Harry Potter, the Percy Jackson series, and books by Jonathan Stroud. I usually listen to science fiction, historical fiction and non-fiction. While the main character in this book learns many life lessons (her friend Phoebe reminds me of a friend I had when I was a girl), I found myself nodding my head about the manner that she learns them. It's a very interesting way in which the author is able to grasp the social influences in this age group. The scenes with the English teacher made me smile when the kids completely missed the point of the exercise, though I admit that the teacher went a bit overboard and was not careful in choosing the passages he read. I won't give away the end, but as an adult I could see it coming after only the first quarter of the book. I don't think my son will see it coming.
When my book group chose this book to read, I groaned inside, expecting some cutsie kid drivel. Boy, was I wrong! This is a profound, insightful, philosophical journey encompassing abandonment, coming of age, and death in a variety of families where things are almost never what they seem.
My daughter insisted that I listen to this book after it was assigned reading for her middle school Language Arts class. She liked it so much she wanted me to hear it and I'm glad she did. It was very intriguing and had some great life lesson reminders.
Love the story and the emotional rollercoaster it takes you on. The narrator puts you in the scene and makes you get lost in the story. Definitely a reread and reread it after that. Good book to refresh during 2 bigger books (if you're like me).
Yes, this book is really interesting and is about a girl traveling across country with her grandparents, following the route of the girl's mother, who left the family. The girl is not sure if her mother is dead or alive, and they are all traveling to find out.
The girl's growth and change during the book.
Thirteen-year-old Salamanca wants to find her mother - will she be dead or alive? Salamanca rides from Ohio to Idaho with her odd grandparents to find out, and along the way experiences love, loss, and a coming-of age.
Great book for middle school students.
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