Parents' Guide to

Echo Mountain

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Girl finds her strengths in rich, poignant Depression tale.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Great book set in the Depression

Great historical fiction book set in the Great Depression. Speaks of being in touch with nature, helping those who can’t help themselves, and never losing hope. Great morals. Clean language. Highly recommend.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (3 ):

Newbery honoree Lauren Wolk continues to show her tremendous talent for using simple, elegant, poetic, and moving words to paint vivid pictures of people and places. This use of language also makes it a great choice for reading aloud. Echo Mountain, like Wolf Hollow, takes us back to the Great Depression, and readers will learn a lot about some of its effects on different kinds of people.

Unlike Wolf Hollow, there's no sense of menace or dread underneath everything. Sure, there's danger, tragedy, and scares along the way, but everything ends safely, and overall the tone is light yet often profound. Ellie is a remarkable character, and readers will enjoy learning from how she learns, as Ellie comes into her own.

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