Lassie Come-Home

Lassie Come-Home


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847495785
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/27/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

About the Author

Eric Knight was born in 1897 in Yorkshire, England, the countryside that was the background for Lassie Come-Home. He moved to the United States as a teenager. After graduating from Cambridge Latin School in Massachusetts, Mr. Knight married and settled on a farm in Pennsylvania, where Lassie Come-Home was written and where the collie who inspired the book is buried. Mr. Knight was killed while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.

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Lassie Come-Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story, especially for anyone who loves dogs. I remember seeng Elizabeth Taylor and Roddy McDowell in the old black and white film version and, of course, watched the TV series for years growing up. I've read this book many times, but this is the first time that I realized that the Lassie dipected in movies and TV is NOT a beautiful golden sable and white collie, but rather a tricolor with sable markings. No big deal except that for years I, along with a good many others, didn't know that collies came in different colors! And Lassie has always been a sable and white. Anyway, happy reading! (Never owned a collie, but my joys have been Shelties--Cappie, sable and white; Holly, tricolor; and Travis, blue merle.)
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.