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Lassie Come-Home (original 1940; edition 2007)

by Eric Knight, Marguerite Kirmse (Illustrator)

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Title:Lassie Come-Home
Authors:Eric Knight
Other authors:Marguerite Kirmse (Illustrator)
Info:Square Fish (2007), Paperback, 256 pages
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Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight (1940)

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Without doubt Lassie was the finest collie in all of Yorkshire. For three years the Duke of Rudling tried without success to buy the dog from her owner, Sam Carraclough. But hard times came and Sam was forced to sell her so that he could feed the family. Sam's boy, Joe, was heartbroken, and Lassie long for her young master. Time and again she escaped and came home to Joe, only to be returned to the Duke by Sam. Then Lassie was taken to the Scottish Highlands. But she was undaunted and set out on a 400-mile journey over unfamiliar country to return to her beloved Joe. When the Duke finally realized that nothing could keep Lassie and the boy apart, he solved the problem in a way that brought happiness to all concerned.

Since its original publication in 1940, Lassie Come-Home has sold more than 1 million copies in the English language and has been translated into 24 foreign languages. This new paperback edition contains the illustrations in the authors changes and corrections as they appear in the 30th anniversary hardcover edition.
  FriendsLibraryFL | Sep 6, 2014 |
un classique pour jeunes ados, ça se lit facilement mais on devine assez rapidement les événements les uns ap les autres ( )
  LNL | Jan 2, 2014 |
I know I much appreciated thsi book, which was very famous when I read it as a freshman in high school. ( )
  Schmerguls | Sep 14, 2013 |
Is one of those stories that the movie and the book are really good.

For dog lovers is wonderful, because is a heartwarming story full of adventure. This book is a about Joe and his dog Lassie. They love each other and play together. One day Lassie is taken far way from him...in fact his parents sold Lassie because they have no money!! and Joe is devastated, he needs Lassie to be happy.

However, Lassie escapes and travels approximately one thousand miles south to return home. Her journey is full of obstacles. Lassie encounters good and bad people and animals and suffers injuries... but at the the end she finds her home full of love and belly rub. ( )
  Daye | Sep 2, 2013 |
780KL, 10 & UP
  mauramcf | Feb 25, 2011 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Eric Knightprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jeffers, SusanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kirmse, MargueriteIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Obligado, LilianIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wells, RosemaryEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Lassie is Joe’s prize collie and constant companion. But when Joe’s father loses his job, Lassie must be sold. Three times she escapes from her new owner, and three times she returns home to Joe, until finally she is taken to the remotest part of Scotland—too far a journey for any dog to make alone . . . But Lassie is not just any dog.

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

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