Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech 1995


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. The love of these two is deep and born of a great tenderness. The book is at times amusing, poignant and full of emotion as the young Sal strives to bring her Mum home.

As 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.


3 comments:

Ladytink_534 said...

I think I may have read this before. Looking forward to a re-read!

Linda Martin said...

I read this book about ten years ago and will read it again so I can post a review on this site. I thought it was a wonderful story, and as you said, had many layers. Well worth reading.

Anonymous said...

..this was a wonderful novel...
i have a project of reading a novel and my mother recommended me this story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother ...and so far its very good..even though Im not yet finish reading it....I wish i have time to read another Sharon Creech's novels...