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Once the decision has been made for Sal to head off on her epic cross-country journey with her grandparents, everything seems to move incredibly quickly. Now that it's a certainty that the three...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2020, 11:57 am (UTC)

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The "most precious thing" to Gramps in the whole world is his and Gram's marriage bed. Gramps and all his brothers had been born in that bed, and all of Gramps' and Gram's children were born there...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2010, 8:19 am (UTC)

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A setting is the time and place where the events in a story take place. As you suggest, Walk Two Moons has more than one setting, but arguably the two most important settings are: 1) the past year...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018, 9:30 pm (UTC)

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A theme is an idea that is examined over and over again within a book. Among the major themes in Walk Two Moons are: 1) acceptance of loss, 2) courage born of love, and 3) healing found in grief....

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018, 10:18 pm (UTC)

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Sal Hiddle and her father are moving from Bybanks, Kentucky, to a new home in Euclid, Ohio, for two reasons. The first reason is that, after Sal’s mother left to go to Idaho and is now not...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2016, 7:20 pm (UTC)

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Earlier in the book, the whispers Sal heard were telling her to “hurry, hurry,” or “rush, rush,” as she and her grandparents drove from Ohio to Idaho to visit Sal’s mother. Sal had wanted to get...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2016, 11:42 am (UTC)

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Walk Two Moons tells the story of Salamanca (Sal) Tree Hiddle as she takes a trip with her grandparents from Euclid, Ohio, to Lewiston, Idaho, to visit her mother's grave. Along the journey, she...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2018, 7:59 pm (UTC)

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Mrs. Partridge is Margaret Cadaver's blind old mother. What she lacks in eyesight, however, she more than makes up in insight. Mrs. Partridge has the remarkable ability to read other people and the...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2021, 11:55 am (UTC)

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The title of this book is taken from an Indian adage which reads, "Don't judge a man until you've walked two moons in his moccasins." In a nutshell, this saying is a call to look at things from...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2010, 8:44 am (UTC)

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In the first paragraph of Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons, the narrator, Sal, says that she has lived most of her thirteen years in the countryside. However, she continues: Just over a year ago, my...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2020, 12:30 pm (UTC)

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For most of the course of this book, Sal accompanies her grandparents on a road trip from Ohio to Idaho. In Chapter 2, “The Chickabiddy Starts a Story,” Sal lists “some of the real reasons” for...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2016, 1:56 pm (UTC)

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Sal is casting her mind back to that sad, fateful day when her mother walked out on her. In retrospect, it seems obvious that something of this nature was about to happen. On the day before she...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2020, 11:13 am (UTC)

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On the face of it, there don't appear to be too many similarities between Sal's mother and Mrs. Winterbottom. Whereas Sal's mother is very much one of life's free-spirits Mrs. Winterbottom is so...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019, 10:24 am (UTC)

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Sal is in Ohio because her father moved them there after the death of Sal's mother. Sal doesn't want to leave Bybanks, Kentucky to move to Euclid, Ohio. However, the 12-year old girl doesn't have a...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2019, 2:27 am (UTC)

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In Chapter 7, we learn how much Sal suffered when her mother left. Sal recalls that she felt numb for days after her mother's departure. When her mother was present, Sal always mirrored her moods....

Latest answer posted December 27, 2017, 5:38 pm (UTC)

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In Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, Phoebe's story relates to Sal's in that Phoebe's mother leaves, just as Sal’s mother leaves. There is an important difference, however. Phoebe’s mother finally...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2020, 3:45 am (UTC)

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Sal was in a hurry to get to Idaho because she wanted to make it in time for her mother's birthday, which was seven days away. Although Sal knew that her mother wasn't coming back, she still...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2019, 5:13 pm (UTC)

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The theme of Walk Two Moons is dealing with the loss of a loved one. In the novel, three characters lose their mothers in different ways. How they deal with that loss is dealt with by interweaving...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2016, 12:29 am (UTC)

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Mrs. Partridge is the mother of Margaret Cadaver (Sal’s next-door neighbor). They have lived in their house only for about a month. She has been blind for some time, though not from birth. She...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2016, 9:12 pm (UTC)

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When Sal’s father’s parents, the Hiddles, suggest a week-long drive to Idaho, apparently to find her missing mother, Sal is not excited at the prospect of being in the car with them for so long....

Latest answer posted May 17, 2021, 5:23 am (UTC)

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"Walk Two Moons" narrates the story of Salamanca (Sal) Tree Hiddle throughout her journey from Euclid, Ohio, to Lewiston, Idaho to visit her mother's grave. She undertakes her journey with her...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2018, 7:15 pm (UTC)

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It's fair to say that Sal's none too happy about her new home in Euclid. Unlike Bybanks, where she's originally from, everything seems so small and cramped. A country girl at heart, Sal misses the...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2019, 5:50 am (UTC)

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This happens in Chapter 20, “The Blackberry Kiss.” It seems as though Phoebe’s mother has left the family, at least for a short time. She left notes for Phoebe, Prudence, and their father. Phoebe’s...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2016, 2:50 pm (UTC)

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The main problem in Walk Two Moons is dealing with life-changing loss. In both stories, Sal’s and Phoebe’s, the girls must deal with the “desertion” of their mothers. Both Mrs. Hiddle and Mrs....

Latest answer posted March 25, 2016, 3:04 pm (UTC)

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In Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, Sal goes with her grandparents on a road trip that spans from Ohio to Idaho. Some of the reasons that are listed in chapter 2 include: 1) Gram and Gramps want to...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2018, 10:50 pm (UTC)

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Sal’s Gram and Gramps Hiddle are an unpredictable pair. They have a peculiar line of reasoning for decision-making that doesn’t always make sense to others. In Chapter 5, Sal tells about a trip to...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2016, 1:04 am (UTC)

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It's fair to say that Sal's none too thrilled about her new home. The small Ohio town of Euclid strikes her as pretty boring, to say the least. It's certainly not a patch on Bybanks. For one thing,...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2019, 6:41 am (UTC)

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Sharon Creech's novel Walk Two Moons is a story about a young girl named Salamanca "Sal" Tree Hiddle. Sal is taking a road trip with her grandparents to Idaho to visit her mother's final resting...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2019, 2:46 pm (UTC)

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In the novel Walk Two Moons, written by Sharon Creech, the main character, Sal, goes on a road trip to Idaho with her grandparents, Gramps and Gram. Sal, short for Salamanca, believes her father...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2018, 7:33 am (UTC)

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Walk Two Moons addresses the myth of Pandora as the students’ school assignment (chapter 27). Phoebe gives a presentation that challenges the earlier findings of another student, Ben. Pandora’s...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2019, 3:56 pm (UTC)

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Sal tells us this story at the end of the first chapter, called “A Face at the Window.” She says that when they lived in the old farmhouse, her parents were taking the time to restore it. This...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2016, 10:33 am (UTC)

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In the novel Walk Two Moons the main character, Salamanca (also known as Sal), discussed with her father whether her stillborn baby sister should be named after all. Sal felt that the baby deserved...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2011, 8:28 am (UTC)

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Moody Blue, the dog that Sal had on her farm in Bybanks, Kentucky, had puppies and protected them fiercely. She would not let anyone, not even Sal, touch them when they were first born. When it was...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2016, 11:37 pm (UTC)

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It is not until Chapter 42 that the reader discovers the reason that Sal’s mother is not coming back is because she was killed in an accident. She was travelling by bus to Idaho to see her cousin...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2016, 8:24 pm (UTC)

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Sal’s mother liked the myths and legends of the Native Americans, especially the creation myths that explained how things came to be. Mrs. Hiddle was proud of the Native American blood in her...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2016, 11:37 pm (UTC)

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When Phoebe's father reads the note from his wife telling him she is going away, Sal has "a sinking, sinking feeling" because her own mother had gone away under similar circumstances, and had never...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2009, 3:26 am (UTC)

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The title of the book, Walk Two Moons, comes from the proverb that Phoebe finds on her front porch: “Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins.” This is the primary lesson of...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2016, 11:47 pm (UTC)

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Since her mother left, Sal has become more sensitive to others, rather than just concerned about herself. She reflects back on the events that preceded her mother’s leaving. This makes her aware of...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2016, 12:31 am (UTC)

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The plaster wall is an analogy that helps the reader understand the structure of the story, as well as the central theme, which is the search for, and acceptance of, the truth. Salamanca says, "My...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2010, 3:00 am (UTC)

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The predominant point of view in Walk Two Moons is first person limited. The story is told from one character's perspective. In the novel, that character is Salamanca Tree Hiddle. For much of the...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2019, 2:12 pm (UTC)

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In Sharon Creech’s novel Walk Two Moons, the protagonist is a young girl named Salamanca Tree Hiddle, or "Sal." Sometime before the book opens, Sal’s mother had left the family, following a...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019, 1:44 am (UTC)

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Sal's mother Sugar suffers a miscarriage, which, combined with a subsequent hysterectomy, causes her severe depression. So disturbed is she by this tragic event and its aftermath that she leaves...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2018, 11:05 am (UTC)

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The journals will cause a mess of trouble! Even though Mr. Birkway changes the names of people and covers the fronts of the journals so they will not be recognizable, people can still determine...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2016, 4:49 pm (UTC)

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Sal is scared of car accidents and death because her mother died in an accident. Many of Sal's fears come from the death of her mother and the experiences she's had in her life. The fear of death...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2019, 4:03 am (UTC)

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This question really gets to the heart of Walk Two Moons's warning against judging others without truly knowing them. Margaret Cadaver is a friend of Sal's father; Sal also suspects her father and...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2019, 3:53 pm (UTC)

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Sal’s mother decides to go to Lewiston, Idaho because she has a cousin who lives there. She wants to see someone who knew her when she was a young girl, before she was a wife and mother, and before...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016, 7:35 pm (UTC)

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The theme of Walk Two Moons could be described as “home and family.” Both Sal and Phoebe, whose stories become intertwined, have questions about their mothers, both of whom have left home. What...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2016, 7:33 pm (UTC)

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When Mrs. Winterbottom finally returns home, she has a new, stylish haircut and is wearing casual clothes, which confuses her husband and children. Mrs. Winterbottom is also accompanied by Mike...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2020, 7:15 pm (UTC)

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Ben has a crush on Sal and tries to kiss her, which is confusing to her. Ben is generally much more in-touch with his emotions, and in dealing with other people, whereas Sal is the opposite. Ben...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2010, 3:46 pm (UTC)

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The good news Ben gives to Sal after he reads her palm is that she has let him hold her hand "for almost five minutes and...didn't flinch once". When Sal meets Ben, she finds him to be much more...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2009, 10:38 am (UTC)

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