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Walk Two Moons: Introduction
Walk Two Moons: Plot Summary
Walk Two Moons: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Walk Two Moons: Themes
Walk Two Moons: Quotes
Walk Two Moons: Characters
Walk Two Moons: Symbols
Walk Two Moons: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Sharon Creech
Historical Context of Walk Two Moons
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- Full Title: Walk Two Moons
- When Written: 1988–1993
- Where Written: England
- When Published: 1994
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: Children’s Novel; Bildungsroman
- Setting: Bybanks, Kentucky; Euclid, Ohio; tourist attractions between Euclid and Lewiston, Idaho
- Climax: Mrs. Winterbottom returns and reveals that Mike is her son; Sal finds the bus wreckage and reveals that Momma is dead.
- Antagonist: Margaret Cadaver and the lunatic/Mike Bickle initially, though they cease to be antagonists partway through the novel.
- Point of View: First Person
Extra Credit for Walk Two Moons
Old Spiral Highway. The highway Sal presumably takes into Lewiston is known as the Old Spiral Highway. Constructed in 1917, it was considered a major engineering accomplishment: it’s about 10 miles long, features 64 curves, and climbs 2,000 feet in elevation. Since 1975, though, drivers have been able to opt to take a shorter and straighter—but steeper—route down into Lewiston.