The Incredible Journey

The Incredible Journey

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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 : Scholastic Canada, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©1960
ISBN: 9781443100182
1443100188
Branch Call Number: J-PB Burnf
Characteristics: 151 pages

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Gwen904
Feb 23, 2018

Delightful book about loyal pets. A charming read.

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green_cat_3454
Feb 08, 2018

Really Cute.

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caitlinmartens
Jan 17, 2014

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

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HGrummert
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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Sep 16, 2018

"A slender wheat-colored Siamese cat was curled on his knee, chocolate-colored front paws curved in towards one another, sapphire eyes blinking occasionally as he stared into the fire."
-Page 4

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