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Sharon Creech

Biography

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.