In the Bookcase

9.27.2010

Book Review: Lassie Come-Home

Lassie Come-Home


Lassie Come-Home


written by Eric Knight

256 pages





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, but even the town is devasted when Lassie isn't there anymore.

Through the experiences of Lassie, you will meet many of the villagers, some with thoughtful regards, and some characters with bad intentions. No matter what kind of situation, someone is always there to guide Lassie on her way. As the story unfolds, you will discover how determined and loyal that a dog can really be.

This book was originally published by Eric Knight in 1940. Only 3 years later, the author died. However, the classic story of Lassie has been told again & again since then, in other revised & adapted books, and also in movies.
I think almost anyone would enjoy this story. The dedication and perseverance of the dog, to the quaint villages of England and Scotland, and all the characters within, along with their lovely British accents... I savored every word! It's definitely one of my VERY favorite books.

{Recommeded for 12yrs to Adult}


Monthly Book Reviews Challenge

I'm participating in the Monthly Book Reviews Challenge. Please stop by Hannah's Hangout for more info, and to see all the other great book reviews for this month!



4 comments:

  1. Oh, I've heard about these books! I've watched the movie; it was really good!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've never been into books about animals, but your review really got me interested here;) Thanks for linking up.

    Love you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hey!! Hope you had a fabulous week! I gave you an award... check out my blog to claim it and pass it on!
    Pris
    www.scrapartbypris.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've watched the movie about Lassie, it was really good but I'm sure the books are even better! :)

    Love in Christ
    ~Jess

    ReplyDelete