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Sharon Creech


Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech was born in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. She is an American writer of children's novels. She was the first American winner of the Carnegie Medal for British children's books and the first person to win both the American Newbery Medal and the British Carnegie. She has written both novels and picture books. She often embeds serious topics into her stories, including such themes as independence, trust, childhood, adulthood and death, often using humor to soften them.

Sharon Creech

Books by Sharon Creech

by Sharon Creech - Children's, Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Classics, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom whose mother disappeared. Beneath Phoebe's stories Salamanca's own story and that of her mother, who left one morning for Idaho, promising to return before the tulips bloomed. She has not returned, and the trip to Idaho takes on a growing urgency as Sal hopes to get to Idaho in time for her mother's birthday and bring her back, despite her father's warning that she is fishing in the air.

by Sharon Creech - Family

"Trouble twins" Dallas and Florida are orphans who have given up believing there is such a thing as a loving home. Tiller and Sairy are an eccentric older couple who live in the beautiful, mysterious Ruby Holler, but they’re restless for one more big adventure. When they invite the twins to join them on their journeys, they first must all stay together in the Holler, and the magic of the place takes over. Two pairs of lives grow closer and are changed forever.