Salamanca Tree Hiddle, known as Sal, is traveling from Ohio to Idaho with her grandparents, looking for her mother. While they are going, Sal tells her grandparents a story of Phoebe WInterbottom, her friend back in Ohio, whose mother also disappeared, and received peculiar messages from a lunatic.
Phoebe Winterbottom was living happily until she met a weird man on the streets that asked for her name. Phoebe started getting messages from a mysterious person like "Don't judge a man until you've walked two moons in his moccasins." She thought they were from the man she met on the street. After that, her mother disappeared. Phoebe and Sal track her down until they go to the Chanting Falls University. They find Mrs. Winterbottom, kissing the lunatic. Mrs. Winterbottom comes home and she tells the family that the lunatic is actually her long-lost son, Mike. Phoebe stops worrying, even though she is was a little angry, and the story ends happily.
Sal arrives at Coeur D'Alene, Idaho and sees her mother's tombstone and kisses it. She goes back home, happily, to Ohio and lives happily ever after.
This report prepared by Jane Song
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech is a very touching and very good book. The whole thing is told on the way to Iowa in a car with her grandparents as a story. It is about a girl named Salamanca Tree Hiddle whose mother leaves her. Sal and her father move to another town where Sal meets a girl named Phoebe. According to Phoebe Margaret Cadaver cut up her husband and buried him in her backyard. When Phoebe's mother mysterically disappears Phoebe is convinced that a potential lunatic kidnapped her and is keeping her prisoner. Sal has gone through this before and therefore tries to help Phoebe. It is an excellent book that won a newberry medal. I highly suggest it. Also, it makes a wonderful read aloud.
This report prepared by Maya