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Publisher's Summary

"How about a story? Spin us a yarn."
Instantly, Phoebe Winterbottom came to mind.
"I could tell you an extensively strange story," I warned. "Oh, good!" Gram said. "Delicious!"
And that is how I happened to tell them about Phoebe, her disappearing mother, and the lunatic.

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

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"This story sings." (Booklist)

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Such a great story wonderfully told

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.

24 of 27 people found this review helpful

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Assigned Reading for School

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.

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Great book

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!

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So many feelings!!!!!

I read this book for my daughter's literature class I was overseeing and found myself enveloped by this story. There were deep themes that made all of us think and try to make sure we walk a mile in another's moccasins.

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Not Just a Children's Book

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.

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A classic....

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).

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  • Trish
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A coming of age story - a girl seeking her mother

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Walk Two Moons?

The girl's growth and change during the book.

Have you listened to any of Hope Davis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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.

Any additional comments?

Great book for middle school students.

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Wonderfully Told

The main character in Walk Too Moons is original and surprising, as is the storytelling. Well-deserving of its Newberry Medal and a wonderful read by actress Hope Davis

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A beautiful story

Life is complicated and kids don’t get left out of that. This story is at least 3 stories woven together and we get to watch the protagonist grow and learn and change as she tells us about her life. This isn’t for young kids. My oldest is 9 and she needs a few more years before I think she can understand and interact with the book as it’s intended. There is also a bit of language-southern colloquialisms mostly.

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This was a wonderful story!

We loved everything about this story. We listened to this on a cross country road trip with my boys and my mother.

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