Children will love this classic tale of Lassie in a new picture book edition! When Joe's father loses his job in the mines, he is forced to sell Lassie to the Duke of Rudling. Joe is heartbroken to lose his best, and only friend in the world. But every day at 4 o'clock, Lassie manages to dig her way out of the pen at the Duke's and waits for Joe outside the school. And every day Joe must return her. One day, Lassie is moved to the Duke's castle in Scotland, over 800 miles away. Still, Lassie manages to escape and finds herself drawn to finding Joe, to finding home. Will Lassie make it back to Yorkshire to Joe? 48 pages, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 48 Vendor: Henry Holt and Co. Publication Date: 1998
ISBN: 0805059954 ISBN-13: 9780805059953 Availability: In Stock Ages: 4-12
Eric Knight’s heartfelt tale of the noble collie Lassie, first published in 1938, receives a worthy new incarnation as a picture book in this splendid collaboration.
Rosemary Wells is the author and illustrator of many beloved books, including those starring Max the bunny. Rosemary Wells lives in Scarborough-on-Hudson, New York.
Susan Jeffers was a Caldecott Honoree for Stopping by Woods and an ABBY winner for Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. These outstanding books, in addition to Hiawatha and The Three Jovial Huntsmen, have placed her in the very top rank of American illustrators. Susan Jeffers lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
"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