The Incredible Journey

by Sheila Burnford

Scholastic Canada Ltd | October 1, 2010 | Trade Paperback

The Incredible Journey is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
A classic Canadian story of the bravery and ingenuity of three animals who find their way home.

First published in 1961, The Incredible Journey tells the story of three pets: a young Labrador retriever, an old bull terrier, and a Siamese cat. While their owners are away in England, they are being cared for by a family friend at his home in the country. But a miscommunication occurs between the friend and his housekeeper when he goes on a hunting trip, and the animals are left alone for a several hours, with a gnawing instinct that something has gone wrong. They soon set off on a journey to find home, which instinct tells them is to the west.

They travel 400 kilometres across the Northern Ontario wilderness, facing many obstacles along the way: swift-flowing rivers and the rugged landscape; wild animals and unsympathetic humans; starvation, injuries and sheer exhaustion. Separately they would not have survived, but together this disparate group prevails, and they find their way home to the family they love.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.76 × 5 × 0.36 in

Published: October 1, 2010

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443100188

ISBN - 13: 9781443100182

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible Animals I love animals, so you would think this would be the first book I would ever pick up. Unfortunately I haven't read it till now. This was a really good book, I kept turning the pages and not a single page disappointed. This is the incredible journey of three animals, a bull terrier, a lab and a siamese cat. They beat the odds in this story of survival, they survive a bear attack, a cougar attack, cold nights and starving days. Certainly not a threesome to mess with. The end is sweet and a little touching, it made me tear up a bit. This is a great kids book and I wish I had read it sooner. It is an easy and very enjoyable read that I would recommend to any kid or anyone who hasn't read it before.
Date published: 2008-04-24

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The Incredible Journey

The Incredible Journey

by Sheila Burnford

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.76 × 5 × 0.36 in

Published: October 1, 2010

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443100188

ISBN - 13: 9781443100182

From the Publisher

A classic Canadian story of the bravery and ingenuity of three animals who find their way home.

First published in 1961, The Incredible Journey tells the story of three pets: a young Labrador retriever, an old bull terrier, and a Siamese cat. While their owners are away in England, they are being cared for by a family friend at his home in the country. But a miscommunication occurs between the friend and his housekeeper when he goes on a hunting trip, and the animals are left alone for a several hours, with a gnawing instinct that something has gone wrong. They soon set off on a journey to find home, which instinct tells them is to the west.

They travel 400 kilometres across the Northern Ontario wilderness, facing many obstacles along the way: swift-flowing rivers and the rugged landscape; wild animals and unsympathetic humans; starvation, injuries and sheer exhaustion. Separately they would not have survived, but together this disparate group prevails, and they find their way home to the family they love.

About the Author

SHEILA BURNFORD was born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1951, settling in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), Ontario. She wrote this book when her bull terrier died, basing the three characters on her own three pets and how they communicated. She passed away in 1984.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12