Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

Summary of Walk two Moons

In the novel Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, a thirteen year old girl named Sal Hiddle travels across the country to see her mom's grave. Along with her grandparents, she encounters many new obstacles and adventures through the beautiful states and cities of the USA. Throughout the drive, Sal tells us about Phoebe and their amazing friendship.

Thesis Statement

Throughout the novel Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech uses symbolism to represent Sal's emotions, and her connections with nature and people in her life.

Hair

In the novel Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech uses hair to show the connection between Sal and her family. Both Mrs. Winterbottom and Sal's mom cut their long hair before they left. I'm assuming they cut their hair as part of a transformation. When Sal's dad told her to never cut her hair, it was another indicator that short or cut hair is a sign of disconnection.

"My mothers hair had been long and black, like mine, but a week before she left, she cut it." "My father said to me, 'Don't cut yours, Sal. Please don't cut yours.'." ( Creech 160)

Tulips

In the novel Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech uses the song about tulips to represent life and death because the tulips bloom and die, but they always grow back. Also, when the baby was born they named it Tulip, but it passed away after it was born. Grams also symbolizes tulips when sings " Oh meet me in the tulips when the tulips do bloom". (Creech 38). Grams always seems to sing this song when she is in trouble.