The Incredible Journey

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Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese cat set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But together the three house pets faced starvation, exposure and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they loved.

With stirring music and a superb performance by Megan Follows, this complete ...
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Overview

Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the roguish bull terrier and the indomitable Siamese cat set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But together the three house pets faced starvation, exposure and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they loved.

With stirring music and a superb performance by Megan Follows, this complete and unabridged production of Sheila Burnford's moving tale of adventure and perseverance will thrill listeners of all ages.

A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440226703
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 36,975
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

SHEILA BURNFORD (1918—1984), a Scottish-born Canadian author, wrote books of fiction and nonfiction for both children and adults. In World War II she was an ambulance driver. Her most famous work was the children's classic The Incredible Journey.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Whoa...

    If you are looking for a novel with action, friendship, and adventure, totally check this one out!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Beautiful writing

    I bought this for my grandchildren and had not the least interest in reading it. But I did open the book to read a few pages and was thoroughly delighted. It is beautifully written. You know how it is when you read something and the words are almost massaging. I smiled. I laughed. I cried. I laughed again. A wonderful, wonderful read!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2011

    This Book Is Awesome!

    My family member just read this and he absoulutly loved it! Also i loved it!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2010

    The Incredible Journey Highly Recommended-One of the Best Books I've Read

    The Incredible Journey this heartwarming novel is about a young golden retriever, an old bull terrier, and Siamese cat whose strong bond keeps them together and alive fighting starvation and nature and the animals in it. This book spoke to me about what bonds of strong true friends can do for you in a good situation. That friends can and will if there good enough, protect you to the death if they are true friends like on page # 35 when the curious young cub came and played with the old sleeping dog. Then all of a sudden the cat came back and as soon as he gazed at the sight he was on the cubs back clawing then momma bear came and so did the golden retriever and together the cat and dog drove away the protecting mother bear from their friend. Another example is how when one of the animals were hungry they'd share the food they had even if it wasn't even enough for them a good example of this is on page #60 last paragraph. This sparked a curiosity in me kinda questioning how well my friends are if their true like the friends in this book. This book sort of inspired me to be a better friend to all my friends so they can always count on me. I believe that the title fits this book perfectly because quiet honestly it was an incredible journey. If you don't like slow books this is for you because action starts off right away it doesn't take forever like some other books. I believe that this book does deserve the award of one of the best animal stories ever written. This story really shows that if the love/bond is true enough no matter how many miles, rivers, lakes or oceans it can't keep the love or bond apart.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2009

    Love this book!

    Read this book in elementary school and I still have my original copy which is 30 years old. I was taken in by the story and it is one of my all-time favorites. If you love animals, you will love this book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    G

    To firebird77
    No the animals dont talk and this book is very boring.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    THE INCREDIBLE JORNEY

    This book was not all that great. We had to read it for school and everytime we read it out loud in class i would stare down at my desk and fall asleep. This book is really boring and slow in the beginning but i actually kind of enjoyed the last three pages. There were quite a few 'big' words in it and it was just really confusing. I know quite a few people actually liked it but this is just my opinion. I dont think its worth buying.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A Great Book For All Animal Lovers!

    The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford is a classic tale of three animal friends who travel over rough country and persevere through all hardships and danger. There are times of danger and thrills. Along the way they learn each others limit's and strengths and trust that their friends will always be there for them. The cat and the older dog are the jokers of the bunch and the retriever the glue that holds them together.
    The author's style with descriptions and attention to detail are very satisfying and create a scene that will bring the reader right into the clearing with the animals and what they face on this magnificent journey. The humans in the story are wrought with finesse and you feel their anguish and joy in equal parts. I especially like the young man's belief that all would be well and his character remained determined in this. The love of the young girl for her cat was so achingly pure.
    I recommend this great book for all teenage young readers even more than seeing the movie as so many are prone to do nowadays. You just don't get the same intensity from a movie as reading the thoughts of the animals themselves written in the book. This book could also be read to younger children by their parents as a great bed-time story for the family.
    I read this story some 40 years ago when I was a young girl and always remembered it with fondness and decided to buy it the other day when I realized I did not have it in my library. I bought the last book in stock at Barnes & Nobles that day and was so excited. I truly enjoyed reading it again at 51 years of age as much as I did when younger. It still brought tears to my eyes. What a great book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2008

    My Review

    I used this book for my 4th-5th grade summer reading project. I really liked the message. But, it was a SUH-NOOZER! Every time I opened the book I just wanted to close it again. It was kind of hard for me to read (I'm an AVID reader!) and understand. But, some parts made me cry (good thing). It wasn't TOTALLY horrible. But it wasn't great either. It was average. Don't take my word for it...read it for yourself. I don't know what kind of books you like..But, this one just wasn't for me. :)

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Kid review

    Best ending EVER! A kid who likes hart renching storys should read this! Ages 10-15 should read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    This book was very intresting

    This book was pretty good but at some points its kind of boring. But every chapter of the book has somthing special... like a problem.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    This book is amazing

    I read this book and on the first couple of pages its boring but then it gets realy interresting. In some parts its sad. It is the best 3 animal advencher ever!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Sad story

    Good book but sad story

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Happy

    This book was both sad and happy. I loved it!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Better than the movie

    The book is way better than the movie

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    ????

    How come theres only 95 pages on my nook? Is there only 95 pages?

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great book! Really a MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

    READ THIS BOOK AMAZED JUST FINISHED

    love this book my aunt recommended it and read it aloud to me.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2010

    The Icredible Journey

    Read this as a kid. Just as enjoyable all these yesrs later.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    An Adventure with a Hundred Miles of Barking

    Sheila Burnford takes us in an incredible journey in the wilderness of Canada with Luath, a young Labrador; Bodger, an old American bull terrier; and Tao, a Siamese cat. The journey takes place in the northwestern part of Ontario, Canada. After a misunderstanding between the owners of the animals, the animals set out, following the road going hundreds of miles west. The Animals' goal was to reunite with their owners in the city. Throughout the journey they find themselves in many completely different situations. Once they were attacked by a bear and another time they were offered help and joy by an Indian tribe. To think that these obedient animals go through all this on bare feet only to reach their lovable owners is truly amazing. If I had to rate this book on a scale of one to ten, I would probably give it an eight. I would firmly recommend you to ask yourself questions after every passage while reading this book because it will help. So, are you ready for an incredible journey with one hundred miles of barking?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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