Lassie Come-Home

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Together, Rosemary Wells and Susan Jeffers have created a new edition of "Lassie Come-Home" that speaks to minds and imaginations of a new generation of readers. Recipient of a "Parents' Choice" Gold Award and a "Parenting" magazine "Best Book". Full color.

Sold in financial desperation to a wealthy duke, a collie undertakes a 1000-mile journey in order to be reunited with her former master in Yorkshire.

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Overview

Together, Rosemary Wells and Susan Jeffers have created a new edition of "Lassie Come-Home" that speaks to minds and imaginations of a new generation of readers. Recipient of a "Parents' Choice" Gold Award and a "Parenting" magazine "Best Book". Full color.

Sold in financial desperation to a wealthy duke, a collie undertakes a 1000-mile journey in order to be reunited with her former master in Yorkshire.

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Wells and Jeffers have made Eric Knight's 1938 classic accessable to younger readers by adapting it into picture book format. The story about the collie who travels a thousand miles through Scotland and England to be with the boy she loves has none of the saccharinity of the television series; rather, it is full of hardship, devotion, and courage. Poignant yet stirring, this is a perfect family read-aloud.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Eric Knight's classic "receives a worthy new incarnation as a picture book in this splendid collaboration," said PW in a starred review. All ages. Oct.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``She was sable, black, and snow white. Her amber eyes lit up the face of anyone who looked into them.'' Eric Knight's heartfelt tale of the noble collie Lassie, first published in 1938, receives a worthy new incarnation as a picture book in this splendid collaboration between Wells of Max and Ruby fame; see also the Edward the Unready books, reviewed below and Jeffers Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. After Joe's miner father loses his job, the family is desperate for money, and so Joe's father sells their beloved collie to a wealthy duke. Lassie, of course, escapes and returns to Joe repeatedly; when the duke removes Lassie from her native Yorkshire to his castle 1000 miles away in the Scottish Highlands, she finds her way home, all manner of perils notwithstanding. Wells artfully pares down the saga of Lassie's arduous year-long journey back to Joe's home while exposing the harsh conditions afflicing the poor Joe despondently asks his father, "Is being a man choosing a few tins of milk over what loves you and needs you?". Imparting the story's considerable emotion, Jeffers's watercolor, ink and pencil illustrations offer an authentic view of the terrain and people of Great Britain. Text and art are equally strong, meeting the high expectations held by the author's and illustrator's sizable following and doing justice to a classic story. All ages. Oct.
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
This classic tale is enriched like never before in this magnificent picture book format. Once, a young boy had to watch as his father sold his prize-winning collie to a wealthy landowner. The dog, unlike his TV counterpart, had no extraordinary powers. Yet, three times Lassie runs away to come home to the boy. There's an appealing old-fashioned quality about this book. The soft, yet arresting illustrations are by the artist who created Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, and stir a range of emotions: longing, fear, comfort, security. From Yorkshire to Scotland, the lush landscapes provide breathtaking background for this story of love, bravery and victory.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-In this lushly illustrated adaptation of Eric Knight's 1938 novel, Wells and Jeffers have combined their talents to produce a book irresistible to lovers of animal stories. Most children are familiar with the tale of how the loyal collie travels over 1,000 miles from northern Scotland to Yorkshire to return to her young friend, Joe. Lassie, having been sold to the wealthy Duke of Rudling because Joe's father is out of work, runs away and braves starvation and treacherous conditions to follow the pull of her heart toward the family who loves her. Jeffers's watercolor, ink, and pencil illustrations sensitively depict both the brightness and high spirits of Joe and Lassie as they play together, and the dark despair that overshadows the lonely dog as she makes her way through forlorn landscapes on her journey home. These rich pictures, combined with Wells's well-turned words, create a story that young readers will find moving, as they see the animal turn from a healthy, impeccably groomed pet into a pitifully thin dog too weak to continue homeward. Readers can trace her journey using the helpful map of Britain that shows all the towns mentioned in the story. A wonderful addition to any collection.-Christina Linz, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL
Lauren Peterson
nger for reading aloud. An outstanding adaptation of Eric Knight's 1938 classic about the loyal collie who refuses to accept her fate when she is sold, out of financial necessity, to a wealthy duke. The picture-book adaptation, which contains considerably more text than the usual picture book, will attract children making the transition to easy chapter books as well as older readers whose attention spans are short or who need visual stimulation. Jeffers' superb, realistic watercolors range from snapshot size to breathtaking double-page spreads of the Scottish countryside. Raising such issues as poverty, black lung disease, and cruelty to animals, this powerful story is a perfect tool for promoting empathy and compassion in youngsters.
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"Text and art are equally strong, meeting the high expectations held by the author's and illustrator's sizable following and doing justice to a classic story." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

"In this lushly illustrated adaptation of Eric Knight's 1938 novel, Wells and Jeffers have combined their talents to produce a book irresistible to lovers of animal stories. . . . A wonderful addition to any collection." —School Library Journal, starred review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805043624
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995

Meet the Author

Rosemary Wells is the author and illustrator of many beloved books, including those starring Max the bunny. Rosemary Wells lives in Scarborough-on-Hudson, New York.

Susan Jeffers was a Caldecott Honoree for Stopping by Woods and an ABBY winner for Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. These outstanding books, in addition to Hiawatha and The Three Jovial Huntsmen, have placed her in the very top rank of American illustrators. Susan Jeffers lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

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