The Incredible Journey

The Incredible Journey

Book - 1963
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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.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Scholastic Inc., c1963
ISBN: 9781443100182
Branch Call Number: J FIC Burnf
Characteristics: 151 p


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Feb 23, 2018

Delightful book about loyal pets. A charming read.

Feb 08, 2018

Really Cute.

Jan 17, 2014

Really good book. I really like how Bodger and Tao are besties and how protective Luath is.

Jul 01, 2013

Loved this book. Started reading it to my children and had to skip ahead to find out what happens! It is a great wholesome story of adventure and friendship. I think it has a good moral compass and will be appropriate even for younger children, although the language is very descriptive and can be to long for them.

cowz Jan 02, 2013

I really didn't like it no effense.

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