Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons

Book - 1994
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After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060233372
0060233370
9780060233341
0060233346
Branch Call Number: J Cre
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 21 cm.

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wombatcombat
Jul 21, 2017

One of the most touching stories I have ever read, dealing with what a lot of single parented kids deal with everyday. On the sadder side, but lighted by the humour and jokes, a book well worth my time.

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bertsplace
May 13, 2017

I thought it was a great book, both original and well written. It is a bit on the sad side but is also dealing with a difficult subject. It has some great humour in it that keeps it upbeat. The tie in with nature and native culture works very well and gives it a transcending quality.

While Salamanca tree hiddle is driving to Idaho to go bring her mother home, she talks about what her life was like after she left. This story, full of plot twists and turns, opened my eyes to what it's like to feel loss, and how it affects different people.\

-Maia, 15

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lb9034367
Jan 24, 2017

Decent read. Read it to my kids as bedtime story (ages around 10) and they said they enjoyed it.

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Procrastination
Jul 30, 2016

the book is really well written but it was a little to predicable. I really liked it though.

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jasminevickyzoe
Apr 28, 2016

The story was great but was sad...

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Laleh2000
Aug 24, 2015

This book wasn't one of my favorites but it was a great read.

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Amanda Gajraj
Aug 11, 2015

This book was actually a nice book. But i agree it wasn't the best, I read it again a week ago and I realised that Pheobe was very annoying. Ben was very touchy and picky!!! It was nice but then again wasn't the best...

PimaLib_MaryG May 07, 2015

This is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors - that makes it doubly good.

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cvodak
Apr 17, 2015

Can I get two of these books sent to Juniper on my account.

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wombatcombat
Jul 21, 2017

wombatcombat thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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black_panda_532
May 02, 2017

black_panda_532 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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RetroDreamer7189
Sep 04, 2014

RetroDreamer7189 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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getsoemstars
Jul 29, 2014

getsoemstars thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 16

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joycemas
Jul 08, 2014

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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maroon_dog_158
Jun 10, 2013

maroon_dog_158 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 99

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orange_flamingo_34
Mar 15, 2013

orange_flamingo_34 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

brightbluegirl Aug 25, 2012

brightbluegirl thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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ChocolateChips
Feb 21, 2011

ChocolateChips thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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liveblue
Feb 11, 2010

liveblue thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 40

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“Sometimes you know in your heart you love someone, but you have to go away before your head can figure it out.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“On that night after Phoebe had given her Pandora report, I thought about the Hope in Pandora's box. Maybe when everything seemed sad and miserable, Phoebe and I could both hope that something might start to go right.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“I was wishing I was invisible. Outside, the leaves were falling to the ground, and I was infinitely sad, sad down to my bones. I was sad for Phoebe and her parents and Prudence and Mike, sad for the leaves that were dying, and sad for myself, for something I had lost.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“Being a mother is like trying to hold a wolf by the ears,” Gram said. “If you have three or four –or more – chickabiddies, you’re dancing on a hot griddle all the time. You don’t have time to think about anything else. And if you’ve only got one or two, it’s almost harder. You have room left over – empty spaces that you think you’ve got to fill up.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“A person isn't a bird. You can't cage a person.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“It seems to me that we can’t explain all the truly awful things in the world like war and murder and brain tumors, and we can’t fix these things, so we look at the frightening things that are closer to us and we magnify them until they burst open. Inside is something that we can manage, something that isn’t as awful as it had a first seemed. It is a relief to discover that although there might be axe murderers and kidnappers in the world, most people seem a lot like us: sometimes afraid and sometimes brave, sometimes cruel and sometimes kind.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“What I have since realized is that if people expect you to be brave, sometimes you pretend that you are, even when you are frightened down to your very bones. ”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“You can't keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“Don't judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

“Sometimes you know in your heart you love someone, but you have to go away before your head can figure it out.”

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getsoemstars
Jul 29, 2014

This book is about a thirteen year old girl called Salamanca Tree Hiddle. She was taken to her grandparents by her parents and they went cross-country in Lewinston. Basiclly Sal talks about a story which is about her. She wishes to meet her missing mother again.

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joycemas
Jul 08, 2014

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared.

As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold--the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 29, 2012

The novel is narrated by a 13 year old girl who is named Salamanca Tree Hiddle (Sal). Sal's mother has recently left Sal and her father, and Sal's Gram and Gramps are taking her on a cross-country car trip to Lewiston, Idaho to see her mother in time for her birthday, hoping to bring her home with her. Sal loves nature and was very close to her mother before she left. On the trip, Sal entertains her grandparents by telling a story about her friend in Euclid, Ohio, Phoebe Winterbottom, whose mother suddenly disappeared and left their family too, and about Ben Finney with whom Sal begins a tight relationship. Over the course of the book, Sal's story unfolds and their car travels west. As Sal reveals more details about Phoebe's story, parallels are realized between Sal's situation and Phoebe's story. When Sal is finished telling the story, Sal's grandmother, or "Gram", dies of a stroke. Sal's grandfather then gives Sal permission to drive to the site of a bus crash where we learn that the reason Sal's mother never returned was because she is deceased. Sal is then taken by a police officer to her mother's cemetery. Returning home to Bybanks, Kentucky, Sal's grandmother is buried and Pheobe, Ben, Mrs. Cadaver and Mr. Birkway promise to visit her next month.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 16, 2012

The novel is narrated by a 13 year old girl who is named Salamanca Tree Hiddle (Sal). Sal's mother has recently left Sal and her father, and Sal's Gram and Gramps are taking her on a cross-country car trip to Lewiston, Idaho to see her mother in time for her birthday, hoping to bring her home with her. Sal loves nature and was very close to her mother before she left. On the trip, Sal entertains her grandparents by telling a story about her friend in Euclid, Ohio, Phoebe Winterbottom, whose mother suddenly disappeared and left their family too, and about Ben Finney with whom Sal begins a tight relationship. Over the course of the book, Sal's story unfolds and their car travels west. As Sal reveals more details about Phoebe's story, parallels are realized between Sal's situation and Phoebe's story. When Sal is finished telling the story, Sal's grandmother, or "Gram", dies of a stroke. Sal's grandfather then gives Sal permission to drive to the site of a bus crash where we learn that the reason Sal's mother never returned was because she is deceased. Sal is then taken by a police officer to her mother's cemetery. Returning home to Bybanks, Kentucky, Sal's grandmother is buried and Pheobe, Ben, Mrs. Cadaver and Mr. Birkway promise to visit her next month.

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