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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.
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Text and art are equally strong, meeting the high expectations held by the author's and illustrator's sizable following and doing justice to a classic story. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

In this lushly illustrated adaptation of Eric Knight's 1938 novel, Wells and Jeffers have combined their talents to produce a book irresistible to lovers of animal stories. . . . A wonderful addition to any collection. (School Library Journal, starred review) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 780L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish; Reissue edition (September 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780312371319
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312371319
  • ASIN: 0312371314
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful By A. Cowell on July 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I thought this was an excellent book. Despite the one review below, this edition (hardcover, Lassie standing on the tip of a hill) does not appear to be abridged in any form (from the novel), nor is it what you might call an illustrated book-- there's a small sketch to accompany the start of each chapter, and a few full page drawings.

I bought this book to read to my children. Like I said, it's a really great book, but not for children of young ages. Get them an abridged version. Here's why:

1. Knight uses sophisticated language. It's in no way geared for children, and I found myself answering a lot of questions about what words meant, or just paraphrasing the content when things looked difficult.

2. Regional dialect. The characters are all in Yorkshire or Scotland, and Knight writes their dialect accordingly. Sometimes, *I* had a hard time discerning what was being said.

3. Subject matter. The main story is Lassie's journey, but there are numerous side plots that deal with a variety of more mature subjects, probably better suited for teenagers. The Carracloughs are dealing with the father not having a job, and the subsequent tension in the household. It's post WW1, and a veteran briefly discusses being in France, and there's a longer piece about a couple's son who was killed in the war. There's discussion of the euthenasia of dogs at a pound. Robbers attack a man and kill his dog. There are dog fights, boys cruelly throwing rocks at Lassie, somebody shooting at Lassie, Lassie's terrible conditions during her journey from weather and wear, etc...

I read a little background about Eric Knight. He was a WW1 veteran (killed in a plane crash in WW2). In America, he had a small little dog which was killed by a car, where upon he got a collie named Toots, which he based Lassie's character on. Tell me he didn't write himself into his book as Rowlie the peddler!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Atticus on September 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
This novel is great. I have loved it since I was a little boy. My father read it to me and my brothers every night for a few months. And when he finished, I read it again.
When I pick it up now I am filled with fond memories of those months. And I must say that this book is one of my favorites.

I, with all due respect, disagree with one of the other reviewers who reviewed this item and said it was not for kids. This is the perfect book for kids, and is perfect to read aloud. The drama is engrossing, but is not too intense for youngsters. It is the perfect dog book.
A dog-lover myself, I have read a great many dog books. And this tops the list. Never before or since has an author captured so poignantly the affection between a boy and his dog. And never before or since has an author tried that affection with so many difficulties and set-backs. But, as we all know, in the end Lassie is there to greet Joe by the school gate. It's in the best three endings I've ever read (the other two being TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and A TALE OF TWO CITIES).

This is a classic, and it's one of my favorites. I honestly cannot even begin to understand why a person would give this book anything but five stars. HIGHLY recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Aviv Dagan on December 1, 2004
Format: Hardcover
The book tells the amazing story of a Collie female dog, Lassie, whose owners are compelled to sell her because of financial troubles. After she breaks away from her new estate several times, she is taken to Scotland, a hundred miles away. But she doesn't give up. With her directional sense, she breaks away and keep running southward and southward, running into challenges that are virtually impossible for a dog.

There is no other book that I have read so many times. It keeps exciting since the early childhood to nowadays. A must read.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gale Finlayson on January 30, 2009
Format: Paperback
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 the conflict of man versus man, but unfolds into Dog versus the world: man, beast, and Nature. Raising the moral question of what truly makes a man a given dog's Owner, this animal classic inspired a 1946 movie (with Elizabeth Taylor as young Priscilla).

Twelve-year-old Joe Carraclough adores his tricolor collie, Lassie, who though bred as a working dog with sheep, enjoys favored pet status in the family's humble cottage. But times are hard for these people; the mines are closed and Joe's father, desperate for work and the means to feed his family, reluctantly sells Lassie to the rich, blustery old Duke--who also has a keen eyes for dogs.

After running away several times from the Duke's kennels Lassie is shipped
400 miles up to the Duke's estate in northern Scotland. Yet each day around 4 pm the dog's strict Time Sense urges her to go meet the Boy at school. The story of her odyssey after she escapes the Duke's harsh kennel man proves emotional and fascinating reading; she combats
the indifference of Nature and the worst cruelty of mankind, as well as experiences some instances of tender human compassion. Joe comes of age as he realizes the value of honesty in dealing with others, while cherishing not only his own, but Lassie's dream for happiness. For kids of all ages.
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