10/20/08

Title: Walk Two Moons
Author: Sharon Creech
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Awards: Newberry Medal Award
Publication Date: September 1996
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction
Audience: Gr. 6+

Overview: An intriguing tale of friendship, family and life experiences. Sal is an energetic, imaginative young girl. She befriends another girl named Phoebe who shares the loss of her mother, as did Sal. She tells her story of the mysterious neighbor, Phoebe’s mother, and travels with her grandparents. This is a coming of age story that is adventurous and a good book for kids to relate to because of the many diverse family dynamics in today’s society. Friendship is a big theme throughout which children of this age can relate too.

Activity: What are ways that you deal with stress or any experiences that have helped you grow?

Reviewer’s Name: Tara Hart