The Incredible Journey Author:Sheila Burnford 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 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 t... more »he family they love. The Incredible Journey is one of the great children's stories of all time -- and has been popular ever since its debut in 1961.« less
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.
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.