Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain

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When twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose livelihood and move to a mountain cabin in 1934, she quickly learns to be an outdoors woman and, when needed, a healer.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780525555568
0525555560
Branch Call Number: j
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 22 cm

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darladoodles
Jan 20, 2021

"Yet. Another word I'd hold on to. And I promised myself, right then and there, in that moment that will always be, for me, an else worth trying, that I would never again make up my mind about anything too quickly. Not ever again."

Ellie's story begins with saving a puppy. A puppy she names Quiet. There is more for Ellie to do and learn on the mountainside where she lives with her family during the Great Depression. Her father has been injured and is in a coma. The day of the accident haunts the entire family in different ways as they each hold their breath waiting for him to wake up. Moving from town up into the mountains has affected them all differently. Lauren Wolk show us how they learn and grow together and apart. Each day and experience adds to who they are. There are others on the mountain who need help and understanding. Together they will accomplish much. I loved Ellie and her fierce determination to move things forward, her profound empathy for the animals around her, and the ways she adapted to her new environment. This book would be a wonderful choice for a read aloud in a classroom studying the Great Depression.

LPL_JennyC Jan 03, 2021

This book fascinated me with it's intuitive main character, Ellie, and her knack for healing and loving those around her. Set in an impoverished mountain town, we follow our brave main character as she tries to save her father and unravel the mysteries found at the top of Echo Mountain. Recommended for readers who love a story with depth, heart, and mystery. Fans of Wolf Hollow won't be disappointed!

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WoodneathJenny
Oct 14, 2020

A wonderful story that I'm sure young readers will enjoy. The depth at which Wolk writes will undoubtedly not be noticed by young readers but it will be impossible for them not to soak in the message. I'd recommend to any reader at any age.

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The_Zookeeper
Oct 03, 2020

I LOVED this book. Lauren Wolk really never disappoints with her books. I listened to this and the narrator was great as well. This is more of a lyrical book and it does take a while to get where we're going, but you really just have to enjoy the journey with this one. So good.

Hillsboro_JenniFerg Aug 20, 2020

A beautifully written piece of historical fiction about one family's struggle to survive in the era of the Great Depression. Perfect for fans of a wilderness setting, and strong-willed, courageous girl characters. Lauren Wolk is a brilliant writer and I'll be interested in checking out her two previous novels that I haven't read yet.

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