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Lassie, Come Home
     

Lassie, Come Home

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by Eric M. Knight
 

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Twelve-year-old Joe Carraclough is heartbroken. Lassie, the family's beloved collie, must be sold to the Duke of Rudling, a bad-tempered, wealthy old man. The Carracloughs are struggling through hard times and can't afford to keep Lassie, who is without a doubt the finest collie in Yorkshire.

The Duke sends Lassie to his estate in Scotland, four-hundred miles to

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Twelve-year-old Joe Carraclough is heartbroken. Lassie, the family's beloved collie, must be sold to the Duke of Rudling, a bad-tempered, wealthy old man. The Carracloughs are struggling through hard times and can't afford to keep Lassie, who is without a doubt the finest collie in Yorkshire.

The Duke sends Lassie to his estate in Scotland, four-hundred miles to the north, but Lassie will not be kept away from the family she loves. By instinct she starts the long journey south to find the home where she belongs.

Filled with danger and adventure, this is the story of the love and loyalty shared by a boy and his dog. First published in 1940, the legendary Lassie Come-Home is sure to warm the hearts of yet another generation of readers.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Lassie, like Bambi, is an animal most of us grew to know and love when we were very young. Lassie was the most real, since she was a beautiful collie, a pet that one could aspire to have. Hard times hit Lassie's master, and she is sold to a local Duke. Lassie knew that Joe was her true friend evidenced by her escapes from the Duke and her incredible journey of one thousand miles over the course of a year to be reunited with Joe. The text in this new edition flows smoothly, and the suspense builds. It is perfect for reading aloud or for young readers to tackle on their own. The muted pencil and watercolor illustrations reflect the somber English and Scottish countryside, and we see the beautiful golden collie transformed into a bony skeleton during her arduous trek, and then back to her robust frolicking self when she finally reaches home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440946519
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/15/1975
Pages:
208

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Lassie Come-Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
hombreSimple More than 1 year ago
Great book and story, all dogs fans must read it.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful and heartwarming story that takes place right after World War I, in England and Scotland. The storyline centers on Lassie, the Carraclough's pet Collie. The family loves their dog very much... but when hard times hit, the family is forced into making a life-changing and heart-wrenching decision. The town of Greenall Bridge could always depend on seeing Lassie trotting down the streets with her owner, young Joe Carraclough. As the story unfolds, you will discover how determined and loyal that a dog can really be. Through the experiences of Lassie, you will meet many of the villagers, some with thoughtful regards, and some characters with bad intentions. No matter what kind of situation, someone is always there to guide Lassie on her way. This book was originally published by Eric Knight in 1940. Only 3 years later, the author died. However, the classic story of Lassie has been told again & again since then, in other revised & adapted books, and also in movies. I think almost anyone would enjoy this story. The dedication and perseverance of the dog, to the quaint villages of England and Scotland, and all the characters within, along with their lovely British accents... I savored every word!
WordsofTruth More than 1 year ago
When my daughters were 3 and 6 this was the first of the many classic stories I read to them before nap time. In reading the original version to them, I realized what I had missed as a youngster in reading only edited editions. This story took us several days to read, one chapter at a time, but it was worth it; not only for a bonding time with my girls, but for life lessons as well.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, about a young boy and his dog during the Great Depression that changed millions of peoples' lives, Eric Knight lived during this time period and had a background on how to write a story of Lassie and the boy that loved her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, a heartwarming tale of a dog and boy's bond, is an unforgetable calssic. I read it in 4th grade and now, as a Junior High schooler, I have fallen in love a second time. I can honestly say that I will read it again in the future. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! My teacher is reading me this book, so far, it is, well, its so good, i don't know what to say! At first, we did not want to read it. Now, we would regret it if we did not read, the famous, Lassie Come-Home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a excellent book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book Lassie Come-Home. I recommend this book not only to children but also adults. If it was left up to me I would give this book an award. It was very descriptive and interesting. Very, very majestic book. Loved it.