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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 lunaticAs 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 motherIn 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 Recently I re read this excellent book for the third time It is a heartwarming story for young adults of all ages relating the journeys of intriguing characters actual journeys as well as metaphorical journeys The characters are caring and endearing as they interact with others while dealing with mistakes they make and losses they suffer.The book contains so many delightful quotes such as I prayed to trees This was easier than praying directly to God There was nearly always a tree nearby Recently I re read this excellent book for the third time It is a heartwarming story for young adults of all ages relating the journeys of intriguing characters actual journeys as well as metaphorical journeys The characters are caring and endearing as they interact with others while dealing with mistakes they make and losses they suffer.The book contains so many delightful quotes such as I prayed to trees This was easier than praying directly to God There was nearly always a tree nearby Don t judge a man until you ve walked two moons in his moccasins We have to go on with things We can t malinger You can t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair WALK TWO MOONS is one of my all time favorites This book was written specifically for my 13 year old self, which apparently is still alive and well inside of me It has all the elements I grew up loving wacky names like Salamanca Tree Hiddle and Phoebe Winterbottom, American Indian themes, lush descriptions of country living, spiritual undertones, a little mystery, a little romance, and a missing mother.The missing mother thing was the suckerpunch, of course It s why I found myself lying in the bathtub in the middle of a Monday afternoon, This book was written specifically for my 13 year old self, which apparently is still alive and well inside of me It has all the elements I grew up loving wacky names like Salamanca Tree Hiddle and Phoebe Winterbottom, American Indian themes, lush descriptions of country living, spiritual undertones, a little mystery, a little romance, and a missing mother.The missing mother thing was the suckerpunch, of course It s why I found myself lying in the bathtub in the middle of a Monday afternoon, blubbering my head off during the book s unexpected climactic twist Every so often I revisit Young Adult novels or dip into new ones to tap into those raw feelings of childhood, as direct and undeniable as a baby s wail I related so completely to Salamanca s hidden longing, her concealed desperation for her mother to return It triggered so many memories, and spurred me to wonder, What were those first days like after my mom left What protective burrow of my brain did those memories tunnel into, searching for a secret safety that was not present in my life at the time Salamanca s journey is achingly sincere, funny and adventurous She is exactly the personality I would have lived vicariously through in my early adolescence, glad for someone else s words to elicit the feelings I strove my damndest to suppress, despite my father s warnings that You bottle your feelings up just like your mother someday you could end up like her The power of stories lies not only in their construction of identity, but in their ability to evoke feeling forgotten feelings, stuffed feelings, feelings we thought we succeeded in losing or numbing away Thank goodness for these unexpected reminders, gifts we receive in solitude, free to experience the fullness of our vulnerability reconnected to our nakedest, most innocent selves, blubbering in the bathtub Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech Walk Two Moons is a novel written by Sharon Creech, published by HarperCollins in 1994 and winner of the 1995 Newbery Medal The major themes in the story include the development of new relationships, dealing with grief, love, death, cultural identity, women s roles as mothers and wives, the hardships of life, and the adventures of misunderstandings and coming to terms with reality In 1997, it also won the Literaturhaus Award, Austria, and the Newbery Award Creech Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech Walk Two Moons is a novel written by Sharon Creech, published by HarperCollins in 1994 and winner of the 1995 Newbery Medal The major themes in the story include the development of new relationships, dealing with grief, love, death, cultural identity, women s roles as mothers and wives, the hardships of life, and the adventures of misunderstandings and coming to terms with reality In 1997, it also won the Literaturhaus Award, Austria, and the Newbery Award Creech drew on her own background for many of the book s themes and images, including Sal s love of nature, her relationship with her mother, and the road trip to Idaho that frames the narrative In an interview, Creech said that she found the aphorism that gives the book its title Don t judge a man until you ve walked two moons in his moccasins in a fortune cookie 2012 1387 1388 242 9789643622787 1393 20 This book is the perfect example of how a book can be written for a younger audience, but still hold entertainment and meaning for adult readers I really, thoroughly enjoyed this book It was suspenseful without being too contrived or corny The characters were interesting and unique, yet believable, and the story was truly touching I thought the author did an excellent job portraying the mindset of middle school age children, especially in that they didn t all think and act the same, or hav This book is the perfect example of how a book can be written for a younger audience, but still hold entertainment and meaning for adult readers I really, thoroughly enjoyed this book It was suspenseful without being too contrived or corny The characters were interesting and unique, yet believable, and the story was truly touching I thought the author did an excellent job portraying the mindset of middle school age children, especially in that they didn t all think and act the same, or have the same maturity level Also, I don t know if other older readers found the ending predictable, but I was genuinely surprised, and even got a little choked up Overall, a great read for any age