I adored the TV series Lassie when I was a child, and whenever I see a Rough Collie dog these days, they always bring a smile to my face. Lassie was a wonderful part of my childhood. I couldn’t wait to receive a copy of Lassie Come Home, by Eric Knight to share the memories with Monkey.
Wordsworth Editions have recently published a new edition of this 1940’s classic and it’s a must have for any book shelf in my opinion. When you realise that the paperback is available for £1.99 it’s an absolute bargain. (Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference).
This 160 page paperback book, is one of many classic children’s stories within the series, and they really are pocket money purchases at that price. Now one thing to note is that they are for confident, older KS2 readers, well Lassie Come Home, certainly is.
I’ve told Monkey the basis of the story, but at the moment the book itself is just beyond his listening capabilities. But in time that will change, and in the meantime I’ve enjoyed reading the story myself.
In case you’re not familiar with the story of Lassie Come Home, it’s a beautiful tale of friendship between a Collie dog called Lassie and a boy called Joe Carraclough. Nothing is going to keep these two apart. Lassie is a champion and when Joe’s father falls on hard times, the dog is sold to the Duke of Rudling. Joe is heartbroken, and Lassie wants to be reunited with his favourite friend. So the intrepid exploits of this lovely dog begin.
He makes it back to his family, only to be taken away again by the Duke. This time instead of being held in Yorkshire, Lassie is taken to the Duke’s estate in Scotland. Surely Joe and Lassie have said their last goodbyes?
Against the odds and faced with all sorts of challenges we follow Lassie as she tries desperately to get back to Yorkshire and the family she loves.
It’s a wonderful, classic story, that will be enjoyed for years to come. In the years ahead I can see a few more of the Wordsworth Classics joining our bookshelves.
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review
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