Lassie Come-Home

Lassie Come-HomeWritten by Eric Knight, Illustrated by Marguerite Kirmse

Lassie and Joe are inseparable until Joe’s father, who lost his job, is forced to sell her. Although Lassie is taken over 1000 miles, she will not stay and be away from her beloved companion. Her journey back to her boy was first written in 1940, and now reissued in 2015. And what a journey it is. Mixing adventure, peril, poignancy and love, this beloved and heartfelt classic novel stands the test of time because “Lassie is not just any dog.” Lassie Come-Home is one of the best known dog stories of the 20th century. With this 75th anniversary edition, 21st century readers can enjoy it now. The book showcases the original text and black and white illustrations. It also features a new introduction by Ann M. Martin, author of such great dog stories as A Dog’s Life and Rain Reign. I hope kids will be attracted to this classic with it’s beautiful new cover. I know I was.

Review by Renee Larsen, Hillside Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 5-8

Lassie Come-Home
Written by Eric Knight, Illustrated by Marguerite Kirmse
75th anniversary edition, with an introduction by Ann M. Martin
Square Fish
248 pages
Release Date: October 13, 2015 (originally 1940)
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

Categories: Elem. – Fiction, Jr. High – Fiction
Tags: Lassie (Fictional character), Collie, Dogs, Human-animal friendship, Classic

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