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Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle's mother has disappeared. While tracing her steps on a car trip from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents, Salamanca tells a story to pass the time about a friend named Phoebe Winterbottom whose mother vanished and who received secret messages after her disappearance. One of them read, "Don't judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins." Despite her father's warning that she is "fishing in the air," Salamanca hopes to bring her home. By drawing strength from her Native American ancestry, she is able to face the truth about her mother. Walk Two Moons won the 1995 Newbery Medal.

Praise for Walk Two Moons

"Movingly portrays a young girl's struggle." — Horn Books

Newbery Medal Winner

11, 12, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Sharon Creech Sharon Creech is the Newbery-Medal winning author of Walk Two Moons, and the Newbery Honor winning author of The Wanderer. Her other works include Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, Pleasing the Ghost, Love That Dog, and Ruby Holler.

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