Lassie Come-Home

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For the film adaptation, see Lassie Come Home.
Lassie Come-Home
First edition
Author Eric Knight
Illustrator Marguerite Kirmse
Country United States
Language English
Publisher The John C. Winston Company
Publication date
Media type Print

Lassie Come-Home is a novel about a Rough Collie's trek over many miles to be reunited with the boy she loves. Author Eric Knight introduced the reading public to the canine character of Lassie in a magazine story published December 17, 1938 in The Saturday Evening Post, a story which he later expanded to a novel and published in 1940 to critical and commercial success. In 1943, the novel was adapted to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer feature film Lassie Come Home starring Roddy McDowall as the boy Joe Carraclough, Pal as Lassie, and featuring Elizabeth Taylor as a young girl who was sympathetic to Lassie's plight. The motion picture was selected for inclusion in the United States National Film Registry. A remake of Lassie Come Home entitled Lassie was released in 2005.


Lassie Come-Home won the 1943 Young Reader's Choice Award.[1]

Preceded by
By the Shores of Silver Lake
Young Reader's Choice Award recipient
Succeeded by
The Black Stallion


  1. ^ "Past winners". Young Reader's Choice Awards. Retrieved 25 November 2012.