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Lassie Come-Home

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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.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 18th 2007 by Square Fish (first published 1940)
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Aug 15, 2015 Mario rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, own-read
I think everyone and their mother knows the story of Lassie. I mean, there are countless movie adaptations. But for some reason, I haven't picked up the book until now. And I've got to say, this truly is a beautiful and heartwarming story, from start to finish. It was great hearing from a dogs point of view, and the struggles she survived. The story even had a few unexpected twists.

So in conclusion, amazing book, and I've got a feeling that it'll stay one of my favorite children's books for a re
I have always wanted to read this book; I've seen the movie many times. Now I finally read it as an adult. However, I didn't read it just as ‘story’, but from the perspective of the “Great Journey Home” which we are all on. My read was a quest for universal themes, and one in particular. This quote had me in tears when I first encountered it and saw it as pertaining to my own journey back to Jesus:
‘...there was no hesitation. She was going home. Her senses were now aware of a great satisfaction
Sandra Bašić
Mar 31, 2016 Sandra Bašić rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O dobroj i vjernoj Lassie samo sam pogledala film, tako da je ova nepravda konačno ispravljena.
Sep 26, 2013 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, classics
This book would be great for any animal-loving child, but adults like myself can find enjoyment, too. The writing style isn't too simplistic, actually giving kids credit for having some brains. The book also gives children credit for being able to handle more mature subjects, without going into any gruesome details. (view spoiler) Lassie's journey is touching, and I think both adults and children should find this book rewarding ...more
Jan 14, 2012 Ali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i was surprised by the emotionally maturity that the author gave to the son.

i love this book.
Sep 30, 2016 Alexandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Lassie ...more
Feb 02, 2010 Tarissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
Dec 21, 2008 Teresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone! Lassie Rules!!!
I had to put this book on here, because this was by far one of my favorite books when I was little... I would constantly check Lassie out from my elementary library and read it over and over agian... It got me into stories like Call of the Wild, and White Fang... But this book was one of the books that made me the reader I am today... I love lassie! =)
Mary Neary
This is a book that a read and retread as a child as well as watched the movie. The characters, the Scottish countryside and the heart wrenching story of the loyalty of a dog and a family's poverty still stay with me 45 years later. It is a testament to how a great book can become a part of our being and life experience, as if we lived it ourselves.
May 03, 2010 Carly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the book (coupled with the old TV show) that made the collie my all-time favorite dog. Even now when I know that having a sheep dog in a house in the suburbs doesn't work out very well, I still can't help but stop and stare in fascination whenever I see a collie or a sheltie (the miniature equivalent) on the street or on TV.

What does it take to be a true dog owner and dog lover? Certainly more than a piece of paper or a pedigree chart. Besides, what is an owner compared to being a dog’s one, true Master? Eric Knight’s 1940 tale of a dog who risks everything to be
reunited with the boy who loves her leaped into the hearts of readers the world over. Based on his youth in the mountains of Yorkshire the story opens with basic conflict: Man versus man, but unfolds into dog versus the world: man, beast, a
Rebecca McNutt
May 08, 2015 Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Timeless classic and a lesson of friendship and perseverance; I loved this wonderful dog story when I was a little kid and it's definitely worth reading. I can't say I cared for the film adaptation(s?) but I really enjoyed the book and I highly recommend it.
Mar 24, 2016 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: dog lovers
Can't help but love Lassie! I wish I had more to say on this one, but I don't really have any complaints or notable praises. It's well-written, engaging, and I enjoyed it. Next!
Joshua B
Sep 09, 2016 Joshua B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aug 26, 2016 Judy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
This is described as being a "new picture-book edition written for young readers." The art is beautifully done by Susan Jeffers. She captures elements of the story that will help young (and old) readers visualize the setting. There's a beautifully rendered full-page map that shows Lassie's journey from the very north of Scotland to Greenall Bridge in England.

I have not read the original version of Lassie, but this seems to capture the essence of the story. There were a couple places where the st
Amy Keane
May 24, 2013 Amy Keane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this to my son recently and it is wonderful! A friend gave it to me because she and I have a dream-in-planning to visit England next summer with our families. It takes place in Northern England in Yorkshire, so I tried my best to read it aloud to my son using a Yorkshire accent. I am sure I sounded Scottish. Lassie is taken by a wealthy lord to his home in Scotland to train for dog shows. Of course she misses her "boy" and makes her way back.

The book we read had a map of the regions invo
Samuel Arnett
This book is awesome i mean awesome.its about this dog named Lassie and her best friend Joe the human,Joe's dad is Sam and his mother.Lassie is a well known dog the hole naberhood knows her,until this mean nasty man named the Duke.The Duke loved this dog so he bought her off of Joe.well Sam.So the Duke takes her home.The Duke is A very rich man,the reason why he's rich is because he trains the dog he collects and put's them in show's.The Duke owns these cage's and keeps the dogs in its ...more
Alex Gaboury
Jul 23, 2015 Alex Gaboury rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A spectacular book!

A beatiful book about a dog who tries to find her way home. She starts with her family as a fine dog. She has never left this family. She waits for her little master after he has completed the school day. One day she is sold to a mean duke who doesn't spend a lot of time with her. She escapes to her family, but is always brought back. One day she is taken hundreds of miles away from her family. She finds her way back home, to the suprise of many people. On her wa
Jan 05, 2012 Greta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 06, 2014 Attila rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animals
Lassie Come-Home is about a dog who finds her way home to her owners after walking several hundreds of miles and going through various hardships and adventures. Read it when I was about 10 years old; at that time it did not leave much of an impression on me, but I would like to revisit it with adult eyes.
Jul 27, 2015 Shelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, childrens, dnf
I've owned this book since before I can remember. I stole it from my brother when we were kids and wrote my name all over the inside cover so he couldn't take it back. I think I just liked looking at the pictures of the dog. But all these years and I've yet to read it. I'm not sure if I ever will, but I still look at it with fondness.
Jun 13, 2011 Renee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A friend brought me her old copy of this book, in honor of my new puppy.

I had never read this before. Interesting to read a children's book written long ago. It gives a sense of what was expected of children's ability to understand at that time.

Good story.
Jun 01, 2010 Megan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always thought this book was called Lassie, rather than Lassie Come Home, probably because of the movie and t.v. series. This book is a really sweet story with a happy ending. Not much to it, but it's a perfect children's book, especially for kids who like dogs.
Aug 11, 2012 Hans-Peter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I ever read. I was six years old, and my Dad gave it to me. A terrific book for kids.
William  Shep
Jun 13, 2009 William Shep rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The greatest and most beloved dog adventure of all time. Even someone like me, who doesn't like dogs, loves this story.
Apr 17, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a compelling book! One of the best classic book EVER! I loved the story of Lassie! I love Lassie!! I was addicted from the start. I grew up watching the movies and decided to read the books...
Cathy Atkinson
Oct 07, 2012 Cathy Atkinson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, favorites
I have an edition that was published in the 1940s that my Mum won at school. My grandmother read it to me as a child and I recently reread it - very interesting experience. Great dog story!
May 05, 2011 Missy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this to my kids and neither one of them liked it. I think it was because they didn't pick it out, I did. But I really liked the book, it was a fast easy read.
Rose Ann
I had never read this as a child. I'm not ashamed to admit I sobbed like a baby when I read this book. Wonderful!
Salvatore Leone
May 24, 2010 Salvatore Leone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This was one of my favorites from my youth and when I saw that my wife's nephew had a copy I had to reread this classic. It holds up well, is still a wonderful, heartwarming story.
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An author who is mainly notable for creating the fictional collie Lassie.

He was a native of Yorkshire in England, and had a varied career, including service in the Canadian Army during World War I and spells as an art student, newspaper reporter and Hollywood screenwriter.

His first novel was Song on Your Bugles (1936) about the working class in Northern England. As "Richard Hallas," he wrote the h
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