Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 8Y4.987970
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.
Paperback, 592 pages
Published on April 30, 2019 by Scholastic Inc
ISBN-10: 9352757289
ISBN-13: 9789352757282
39 Book Reviews
  • punowokuha
    punowokuhaThursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:54 am44 stars
    A few things only, if you like history and reading about hitler and stuff like that you will like this book.
    • spaceunicorn4
      spaceunicorn4Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 5:47 pm55 stars
      My mom told me to Read it and I LOVE IT
      • alwaysdream
        alwaysdreamSunday, July 16, 2017 at 12:39 am55 stars
        It's amazing how three different people separated by distance and culture, all living through the same war, are brought together through music.
        • booklover2017
          booklover2017Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 8:51 pm55 stars
          Full of suspense and has 3 stories that come together eventually. It is over 500 pages, but I flew through it since it was awesome.
          • BookaholicTuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm
            Great book. Warmed my heart to the core.
            • 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?