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2016 Newbery Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller

An impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller!


Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.

Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo.

Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, Echo pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation to create a wholly original novel that will resound in your heart long after the last note has been struck.
Hardcover, 592 pages
Published on February 24, 2015 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0439874025
ISBN-13: 9780439874021
34 Book Reviews
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  • YA AYETuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4:24 pm
    Well i need a summary anyone, help?!😢
    • drew1306
      drew1306Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:25 am55 stars
      It gave me a heart warming tale that i will never forget
      • readsoccer8Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 8:33 pm
        I red this book and totally loved it😍
        • unicornhearts
          unicornheartsThursday, December 29, 2016 at 12:56 pm
          this book is so good so far i totally recommend it to anyone but it is kind of sad
          • ronaldoTuesday, September 13, 2016 at 3:01 pm
            what is the name of Ivy's brother again?
            • janinerevans
              janinerevansWednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:23 am
              There are many reasons this book is at the top of my summer reading list: Newbery award for 2016, Pam Munoz Ryan, my students recommend it, harmonica, magic, fairy tale.... and it's NOT a dystopia.... A good middle grade novel to sink my reading chops into!
              • beanblob
                beanblobMonday, May 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm55 stars
                Echo seems really interesting because of how the story comes to life, I'm halfway there but i can already tell that this is a great book. I wonder why its called Echo?
                • mammers904
                  mammers904Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 5:36 pm55 stars
                  History and fantasy. Don't get scared by the thickness of the book. Great read, you can't put it down! I recommend it for a great summer read.
                  • xxgamerbros1xx
                    xxgamerbros1xxFriday, May 6, 2016 at 7:57 am
                    I like the end, very clever.
                    • grandpaw pepawWednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:54 am
                      we are reading this in class