Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight

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Synopsis

A beloved classic gets a beautiful new look.

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.

First published in 1940, Lassie Come-Home has become one of the best-loved dog stories in the world. This beautiful edition showcases the original text and illustrations within a striking new jacket.
 

About Eric Knight

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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.
 
Published January 1, 1971 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 230 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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Here's a dog story designated for juvenile sales, but we feel that it has a chance of the double market in the same sense that Greyfriar's Bobby holds its place in the sun.

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Publishers Weekly

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The most faithful of all dogs returns in Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight. Begun as a short story in the Saturday Evening Post, the tale was so well received that Knight expanded it into this novel,

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Publishers Weekly

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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.)

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The Guardian

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What begins as a fairly tough story of social exploitation ends up as an unironic paean to the class system and the very exploitation of the working class that produced the need to sell Lassie in the first place.

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Publishers Weekly

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The most faithful of all dogs returns in Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight. Begun as a short story in the Saturday Evening Post, the tale was so well received that Knight expanded it into this novel,

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Publishers Weekly

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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.)

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Los Angeles Times

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Writer-director Charles Sturridge's "Lassie" revives a well-worn, sometimes grand tradition begun in 1938, when Eric Knight's first Lassie story was published.

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Common Sense Media

Joe's parents couldn't afford to keep her anymore and sold Lassie to a rich man who shows dogs.

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The Age

She returns to her roots in this new film, written and directed by British heritage specialist Charles Sturridge: it's a straight adaptation of Eric Knight's 1942 novel Lassie Come Home, first brought to the screen in 1947 and the basis for the Lassie phenomenon.

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