Echo Come Home by Megan Rix

Echo Come Home

Written by Megan Rix

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January 2016 Book of the Month Echo Come Home has all the hallmarks of her writing that make Megan Rix’s books such favourites with young readers: it’s a gripping story, the animal heroes are vividly drawn and there’s a lovely emphasis on the unconditional love and loyalty that dogs give to people. Echo is a stray living on the streets though smart enough to know all the best spots for free food. When animal rescue finally catch him he’s trained as a hearing dog, and forms a special relationship with Jake, a young boy left with severe hearing loss after contracting meningitis. The details of the work hearing dogs do is lovingly described and, when Echo and Jake are separated, readers will be on tenterhooks until they are reunited. Unbeatable reading for fans of animal stories. ~ Andrea Reece

For more great animal stories, moving, realistic and well told, there is of course Michael Morpurgo, and now Gill Lewis too.


Echo Come Home by Megan Rix

'I wish I had a dog...It could be a big dog or a little one. It could be any colour or breed. Just most of all I'd like a hearing dog.' Eleven-year-old Jake is dreading his new school. No one understands how hard it is for him to make friends. But then Jake meets Echo. Echo is a stray puppy, training to be a hearing dog. With Echo by his side, Jake's confidence grows. But then something terrible happens and Jake and Echo are separated. Determined to find his way back to Jake, Echo sets out on the difficult journey home. With a long road ahead and danger all around, have Jake and Echo lost each other forever?


'If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this Express A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate' The Times

'Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling ... Meet Megan Rix ... her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers' LoveReading

About the Author

Megan Rix

Megan Rix was born in London and lived in America, Singapore and New Zealand before marrying and moving to the East of England. When not writing she can be found walking by the river with her dogs, Traffy and Bella, who are usually in the river.

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336 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

7th January 2016




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