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Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

Man and the Natural World Theme

Many characters in <em>Walk Two Moons</em> have a lot of awe and respect for Nature. Nature is their means of connecting to their spiritual selves, to something greater than themselves. In this way, nature helps characters learn about themselves and cope with great tragedy. At the same time, nature also <em>causes</em> tragedy and hardship in this story. Nature is the embodiment of the ambiguity and contradiction of life; we can't predict it, and we can't control it. It can bring us great joy and great pain all at once.

Questions About Man and the Natural World

  1. What is Sal's singing tree? What meaning does this tree have for her?
  2. Why does Sal like trees so much?         
  3. What are examples of ways in which nature leads to tragedy in this story?           
  4. How does Sal feel about Mount Rushmore? How does she feel about the Badlands? How does she feel about Pipestone National Park? Old Faithful? Madison?

Chew on This

Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

Nature is the ultimate healing force in this story.

Nature is the ultimate destructive force in this story.

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