by Pam Muñoz Ryan

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Book Information

Publication Date: February 24, 2015

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 680L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level Y

Interest Level: Grades 3-12

Major Awards: 2016 Newbery Award * Audie Award, Middle Grade, 2016

Number of Pages: 592 pages

Approximate Word Count: 180,560 words -- The average reader will spend 12 hours and 2 minutes reading Echo at 250 words per minute.*

Audible Book Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins

Book Themes: War, Prejudice, Identity, Believing in Dreams

Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Middle Grade

Setting: Four Settings - Magical Forest; Each part is set in a new location: Friedrich in 1933-1945 Germany, Mike during the Great Depression (1930's) Pennsylvania, and Ivy in 1942 California.

Important Quote: Music does not have a race or a disposition! Every instrument has a voice that contributes. Music is a universal language. A universal religion of sorts. Certainly it's my religion. Music surpasses all distinctions between people.

First Line: Otto looked up from the book.

Point of View: Third Person Point of View from Varying Perspectives

*Estimate from Reading Length

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