101 pages 3 hours read

Lauren Wolk

Echo Mountain

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2020

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Echo Mountain

  • Genre: Middle-Grade Historical Fiction
  • Originally Published: 2020
  • Reading Level/Interest: Grades 4-8; Lexile 690L
  • Structure/Length: 73 chapters; approx. 368 pages; 9 hours and 12 minutes on audio
  • Protagonist and Central Conflict: Following the Great Depression, 12-year-old Ellie and her family move to the wilderness. When Ellie’s father has an accident and falls into a coma, Ellie must travel to the top of Echo Mountain to pursue the healing powers of a woman referred to as “the hag.”

Lauren Wolk, Author

  • Bio: Born in Baltimore; currently lives with her family on Cape Cod; works as a novelist, visual artist, and poet; graduated from Brown University
  • Other Works: My Own Lightning (2022); Beyond the Bright Sea (2017); Wolf Hollow (2016)
  • Awards: Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction (2018); Newbery Medal (2017)

CENTRAL THEMES connected and noted throughout this Teaching Unit:

  • The Duality in All Things
  • The Force of Healing
  • Persistence in the Face of Great Obstacles

STUDY OBJECTIVES: In accomplishing the components of this Unit, students will: