great author and another great book from her. Ellie loves the outdoors and loves learning new things, mostly by teaching herself. The characters are lovely, complex people that I wish I knew in real life. Ellie and her family moved from the city to Echo Mountain after the Great Depression caused her father (a tailor) and her mother (a music teacher) to lose their jobs. :), What a beautiful escape Lauren Wolk has created; her latest Echo Mountain transports readers into a wondrous world. Ellie has learned many lessons from her father and has acclimated to the wilderness. Lauren Wolk, the Newbery Honor– and Scott O'Dell Award–winning author of Wolf Hollow and Beyond the Bright Sea, weaves a stunning tale of resilience, persistence, and friendship across three generations of families. As her family struggles to survive, Ellie tries to think of unconventional ways to wake her father. (I am the squeamish!) An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Horn Book Fanfare Selection • A Kirkus Best Book of the Year • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year • A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year SIX STARRED REVIEWS! ★ “Wolk’s poetic prose and enticing foreshadowing warrant savoring as they carry the reader through … ISBN: 9780241424193. And even though this is a middle grades novel, I don’t think you have to wrap everything up in a pretty bow at the end for it to go over well with younger readers; and on the flip side, some of her descriptions were grossly graphic (I know my 11-year-old would’ve hated those parts, but every kid is different.) Oh, the beauty of this book! The setting of Echo Mountain is a wonderful place to explore and spend some time. Lauren … If you haven’t read her yet, you are missing out. The book starts out after they had been on Echo Mountain for three years. All of this combines to form a thoughtful story of a young girl’s quest to save her father and mend her family. What are some other books that appreciate and inspire a love of nature when you read them? Echo Mountain is celebration of finding your own path and becoming your truest self. by Dutton Books for Young Readers. About the Author. Wolk’s plot is courageous, gripping, and humorous at times. Have you ever wanted to read a … ), This book takes place during the Great Depression when a family is forced to sell their house and move to the side of the mountain. Ellie and her family moved from the city to Echo Mountain after the Great Depression caused her father (a tailor) and her mother (a music teacher) to lose their jobs. See availability The fine print In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist. An NPR Best Book of the Year • A Horn Book Fanfare Selection • A Kirkus Best Book of the Year • A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year • A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year SIX STARRED REVIEWS! Start by marking “Echo Mountain” as Want to Read: Error rating book. I thought this was a lovely piece of historical fiction with a beautiful cover and a beautifully written story, the kind that sticks with you for a while after you’ve put it down. Lauren Wolk, the Newbery Honor– and Scott O’Dell Award–winning author of Wolf Hollow and Beyond the Bright Sea, weaves a stunning tale of resilience, persistence, and friendship across three generations of families. My only critique of the audio book version of Echo Mountain is the narrator used a voice for the younger brother which could be described as whiny, this sniveling tone grated on my ears. Lauren Wolk, the Newbery Honor– and Scott O'Dell Award–winning author of Wolf Hollow and Beyond the Bright Sea, weaves a stunning tale of resilience, persistence, and friendship across three generations of families. Page: 368. But I just loved this story. … View: 206 'Harper Lee has a worthy successor. For any nature lover, this is a must read. When Ellie meets two other people who live on the mountain, Cate (a healer called a “hag” or a witch by others) and Larkin, she threatens to upset the fragile ecosystem of their interconnected mountain community. He's been in a coma for three months now, and the whole family is holding its breath. I related to Ellie’s mother who was doing her best to keep the family together and life in the cabin in order. In this book in particular, I wish I knew Ellie or was Ellie. ★ “Wolk’s poetic prose and enticing foreshadowing warrant savoring as they carry the reader through … Category: Juvenile Fiction. A curse against the sacred, which is what sisters are or should be to each other.”, Nerdy Book Club Award for Middle Grade Fiction (2020), Most Anticipated Books of 2020 Not From a Series, A Debut Novelist's 2020 Reading that Mirrors Our Timeline. -first sentence of Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk. This is a well-worthy successor to Rachel Field's Depression novel Calico Bush, another historical novel set in Maine. Lauren Wolk, the Newbery Honor- and Scott O'Dell Award-winning author of Wolf Hollow and Beyond the Bright Sea weaves a stunning tale of resilience, persistence, and friendship across three generations of families, set against the rough and ragged beauty of the mountain they all call home. ★ “Wolk’s poetic prose and enticing foreshadowing warrant savoring as they carry the reader through … Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That’s the root of it. Some characters cope better than others and the way forward is a challenge but there is an optimism and hope, that is a salve for our current suffering. Maybe because I am picking them based on what I think they will like or by their request. I've been thinking a lot about that word lately. Wolk has a way to describe relationships, setting, and epiphanies in a meaningful way that stays with the reader. ” – The New York Times Book Review Echo Mountain is a… Or they just might kill her. Get it! This is a good time in life to escape from it all or learn a new hobby... Lauren Wolk is an award-winning poet and author of the bestselling Newbery Honor–winning Wolf Hollow, described by the New York Times Book Review as "full of grace and stark, brutal beauty." What a great story. The hardship on Echo Mountain that Ellie and her family are dealing with in this historical read is the great depression. Her characters are well-developed, with 12-year-old Ellie the kind of girl readers will want to befriend. This book is such a wonderful story about determination and kindness. An accident that they may never have happened if the family hadn't lost their home in town and moved to the wild mountains of Maine. The things Ellie and her new friend Larkin do to help Cate could help save her. (I am one of those readers!) Race friends in solo chutes, or link up with family for the closest thing to bobsledding! You have no idea what to expect when you pick one up. Newbery contender. 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