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2 Sharon Creech By: Danielle Sharon Creech Holding Her Newberry Award Medal

3 Sharon’s First Home She was born on July 29, 1945. The town Sharon Creech was born in is South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. She lived with her parents (Ann and Arvel), her sister (Sandy), and her brothers (Dennis, Doug, and Tom).

4 Early Life When Sharon Creech was young she wanted to be many different things. Some of them include a painter, an ice skater, a singer, a teacher, and a reporter.

5 Later Life Her first book was Absolutely Normal Chaos. It was based on her hectic life that she lived as a kid. She is now married to Lyle Rigg, who is the headmaster of The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey. They have two grown children, Rob and Karin. Headmaster Lyle Rigg Sharon With Her Daughter Karin

6 Education While Sharon was in college she took some literature and writing courses. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree at Hiram Collage in 1967. She graduated with a Masters Degree at George Mason University in 1978.

7 Sharon Creech’s Inspiration Usually Sharon’s inspiration comes by thinking of a family member or someone she saw at a bus stop. Her inspiration for Walk Two Moons came from what a fortune cookie said: "Don't judge a man until you've walked two moons in his moccasins."

8 Favorite Authors Some of Sharon Creech’s favorite authors include: Katherine Paterson, Virginia Hamilton, Jerry Spinelli, Christopher Paul Curtis, and Karen Cushman.

9 Books By Sharon Creech Walk Two Moons Ruby Holler Absolutely Normal Chaos Replay Heartbeat Love That Dog Chasing Redbird Granny Torrelli Makes Soup Pleasing the Ghost The Wanderer Bloomability The Castle Corona


11 Where Was Sharon Creech Born? a) South Euclid, Iowa b) North Euclid, Ohio c) South Ellens, Ohio d) South Euclid, Ohio



14 What Was Sharon Creech’s First Book a) Bloomability b) Absolutely Normal Chaos c) Chasing Redbird d) The Castle Corona



17 What Are The Names of Sharon’s Two Kids? a) Rob and Karin b) Ron and Karin c) Rob and Katie d) Ray and Karin



20 Not Which Is Not One of Sharon Creech’s Books? a) Replay b) Heartbeat c) Love That Cat d) Pleasing the Ghost




24 Resources Sharon Creech Fishing in Lake Chautauqua in western New York

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