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Walk Two Moons

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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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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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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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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The title of Sharon Creech’s novel Walk Two Moons does not immediately suggest the focus of the novel’s plot, but an epigraph that precedes the book quickly and clearly implies its significance....

Latest answer posted January 14, 2012 12:20 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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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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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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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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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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The theme of that passage seems to be that everyone is preoccupied with their own life and judging the actions of others through the lens of their own desires and experiences. The person who best...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2019 9:28 pm UTC

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A simile is a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared usually using the word "like" or "as." Furthermore, as you start to point out, Creech has sprinkled similes...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018 6:12 pm 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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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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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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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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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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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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Salamanca Tree Hiddle, or Sal, is the main character in Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons. In this story, Sal goes on a road trip with her grandparents to find her mother. Along the way, Sal tells...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2019 2:51 pm 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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I think that this book would be more appropriate for late elementary and middle school students. The story does interest girls and boys alike. It depends on the reading level of your students...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2011 11:46 am 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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Phoebe is convinced that her mother has been kidnapped. She cannot believe that her mother would simply walk out and leave them. Yet her mother left notes for her, her sister, and her father, along...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 4:13 pm 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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In chapter 4, Phoebe's mother makes blackberry pie. She sees Sal staring at the blackberries and asks if she likes blackberries. Sal says that she likes blackberries "very much" but that she also...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2020 3:24 pm UTC

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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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Phoebe is convinced, even before her mother disappears, that Mrs. Cadaver is a murderer. She interprets everything (even Mrs. Cadaver’s name) as proof of her theory. When she sees Mrs. Cadaver...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2016 12:41 am UTC

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After relocating to Ohio with her father, Sal particularly resents Margaret Cadaver who seems to relate well with her father. She is convinced that Margaret is intent on taking her late mother’s...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2018 9:19 am 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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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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Salamanca has moved from Bybanks, Kentucky, to Euclid, Ohio because Bybanks has sad memories for her and her father, and her father cannot stand to stay there anymore. Salamanca's mother had gone...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2009 2:08 am 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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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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Through the back window of their house, Sal sees Mr and Mrs Finney lying down on the garage roof. They hold and kiss one another and Sal says that "It made (her) feel peculiar." There are a few...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2019 8:19 pm UTC

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There is another clue that reveals what happened to Sal's mother. The clue is evident from a flashback conversation between Sal, her mother, and her father. In the conversation, Sal's mother said...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2019 10:01 pm UTC

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Sal and her father move to Euclid, Ohio, in part because a new friend of Sal’s father’s helped him find a job there. This friend is Margaret Cadaver. Although Mrs. Cadaver, who is a widow, is...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2021 12:39 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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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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Sal’s mother had ancestors who were Native American, which she was very proud of. However, she did not like the term “Native American” because it sounded “primitive and stiff,” she said. That is...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2016 10:25 pm 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 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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