This is the one book I completely remember reading in childhood - it was a wonderful story and I highly recommend it to any parent wanting a "clean" and very engaging book for their child - I think age 10 is a perfect age to read this book. I remember I cried, laughed and really felt like I was there.
The courageous, heartwarming story of three runaway pets. Instinct told them the way home lay in the west. And so the doughty young Labrador retriever, the rougish bull terrior and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. But, together, the house pets face starvation, exposure and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love. . . .
This wonderful book formed the basis for the film "Homeward Bound." I'm reading it again before putting on the shelf with my posted books, and you will certainly enjoy reading it before passing it on to a child.
Story: The Hunters had gone to England and so entrusted the animals to John Longridge. One fateful day the animals left without a trace. The animals followed their instincts and the adventure to return home begins. Bodger, the old Bull Terrier, Tao the cat and the Labrador retriever travel through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died...but together they make their way home to the family they love.
This a beautiful story. A beautiful book.A beautiful Siamese Cat Tao and his 2 dogs believe themselves to be abandoned by their owners and they begin their incredible journey back home across Canada in the fall. Numerous people se them but escape the people to keep traveling home.Poor tao has to defend the old dog, Bodger fron a bear. Then poor Tao is washed into a cold downstream river and is found by aSwedish man who gives him to his little daughter to cuddle and help recuperate.Will these 3 weary travelers make across the Iron mouth mountains in heavy snow.Read and find out.This is my favorite animal story.
First publised in the early 1960s this carefully researched account of the actual, dangerous, almost unbeliveable journey of 2 dogs and a cat in search of their family. Considered one of the best animal stories ever written. A perennial favorite.