Lassie Come-Home (Hardcover)

An Adaptation of Eric Knight's Classic Story

By Susan Hill, Aleksey & Olga Ivanov (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9781627792943, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2015

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

First published in 1940, Lassie Come-Home has become a cultural phenomenon and one of the best-loved dog stories in the world, inspiring several movies and TV shows. Now, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original book, comes a picture book with a fresh and appealing commercial look just right for a new generation of dog lovers.



About the Author

Susan Hill is the author of the Black Beauty My Readers and many other beginning readers, including Peter Pan: Lost and Found. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

OLGA and ALEKSEY IVANOV illustrated the Charlotte’s Web beginning readers. They live in Colorado.


Praise For Lassie Come-Home: An Adaptation of Eric Knight's Classic Story

“A greatly simplified, attractively illustrated version for younger children... The simplified plot skillfully retains the drama of the dog's bravery and devotion... Large-format watercolor illustrations bring the Yorkshire village and countryside to life, with particularly appealing depictions of bright-eyed Lassie. A helpful map of England and Scotland on the book's first page shows the journey that Lassie takes from northern Scotland back home to Yorkshire. An irresistible treat for dog lovers.” —Kirkus Reviews