Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Daily Booktalk: #tbt: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. 288 p. HarperCollins Publishers, June, 1994. 

This book won the 1995 Newbery Medal. It is the story of thirteen-year-old Salamanca (Sal) Tree Hiddle. She's furious with her father for abruptly moving the family from her beloved farm to a suburb where all the houses look alike. Sal wants to get to Idaho before her mother's birthday and her grandparents' agree to take her on a road trip retracing the path her mother took across the country. It is a story with a fairly complicated plot and many twists and turns as well as gorgeous writing. It is filled with humor but also great sadness. Students who love sad books adore Walk Two Moons.

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