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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 solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:587 pages

    Echo Reviews

  • Amy
    Dec 31, 2014

    A book worthy of great mention is the type of book:a)That makes you ache when closing the back cover. b)That makes you mourn when you say goodbye to its characters. c)That has characters who live in y...

  • Alienor ? French Frowner ? (of badger and SNAKE)
    May 13, 2016

    For a few hours, Echo healed my cynical heart with pure hope. Beautifully written and compelling, what I will call an historical fairytale - with all the hardships that come with it - enchanted me fro...

  • Elyse
    Oct 20, 2015

    10 hours of listening.....The audiobook is *enchanting* within seconds from the start ... Otto is playing a game of hide and seek with his friends. He drifts further into the woods.....sits down by a ...

  • Hannah Greendale
    Nov 28, 2016

    Echo opens like a fairy tale: Otto is lost in the woods and meets three strange women who tell him of a prophecy concerning a rare harmonica. Enter Friedrich, Mike, and Ivy - three children facing dau...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    May 11, 2016

    5 stars! “Everybody has a heart. Sometimes you gotta work hard to find it." So I read this book based on work recommendations from fellow librarians. These are the librarians who do not rate hig...

  • Rashika (is tired)
    Dec 19, 2014

    ***This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoActual Rating 4.5This book. Oh my god this book. I'd be lying if I said I didn’t know what I was getting into before I started reading the boo...

  • Donalyn
    Dec 08, 2014

    Read twice. Still pondering it. The writing is lovely and the characters are memorable. ...

  • Ayse
    Feb 26, 2017

    I heard about this book from my daughter, who heard about it from her friend who read it 3 times within 10 days. So we were both interested in seeing what it has to offer. This is a beautiful story wh...

  • Susan
    Dec 22, 2014

    585 pages of historical fiction magic! I started this one on the eve of a second snow day in a row (of snow days I am NOT a fan) and actually woke up the next morning wishing for snow day #3 so I coul...

  • Taryn Pierson
    Feb 03, 2015

    Don’t read this book.Listen to it.It would be positively criminal to read a print copy of Echo when such a stunning audio version exists. Even if you’ve never tried an audio book, even if you swea...

About Pam Muñoz Ryan

Pam Muñoz Ryan

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, ECHO, a 2016 Newbery Honor Book, and winner of the Kirkus Prize. She has written over forty books for young people—picture books, early readers, and middle grade and young adult novels. She the author recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, the Willa Cather Award, the Pura Belpré meda