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 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 ... more »the family they loved.« 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.