Lassie Come Home

by Eric Knight

Paperback, 1968


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Holt Rhinehart Winston (1968), Edition: First Edition


A collie undertakes a thousand-mile journey in order to once again meet her former master at the school gate.

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LibraryThing member DeltaQueen50
The classic children's book Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight was originally published in 1940. Having stood the test of time, this story is as appealing today as it has been for generations of dog-lovers. I grew up watching the TV program "Lassie" but had never read the original story. I was
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surprised by the English setting having assumed the story, like the tv show, was American.

Both Yorkshire and the Scottish Highlands are vividly portrayed in this book, and the beautiful collie dog that takes center stage is described almost as royalty. Lassie was a special dog and her love for her master could not be quelled or her homing instinct changed no matter how far away she was taken. Her struggles to get back to her "boy" carried her the length of Scotland and back into England and along the way she encountered both bad situations and good ones.

I am a dog lover and this book spoke to my heart. I was rooting for Lassie to find her way home and was thrilled at the outcome of the book. I don't know how I missed this book when I was young, but if I had come across it, it would have had a place of honor on my shelves.
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LibraryThing member SharonMariaBidwell
A reread from childhood. What can be said of this original classic? Some situations In this book may strike younger generations as strange if they don’t know their history. The way of life, the cruelty, women’s work being very much a part of the home, but the only real warning this book
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requires for animal and dog lovers, is a box of tissues required. A beautiful keepsake featuring one of the most famous dogs of all time.
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LibraryThing member FriendsLibraryFL
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.
LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
A reissue of the 1940 edition. Here is the classic story of friendship between a boy and his dog.

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