The Incredible Journey Author:Sheila Burnford, Carl Burger (Illustrator) The courageous, heartwarming story of three runaway pets. Instinct told them the way home lay to the west. And so the doughty young Labrador Retriever, the rougish Bull Terrier and the indomitable Siamese set out through the Canadian wilderness. Separately, they would soon have died. but, together, the three house pets face starvation, exposure ... more »and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love...« 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.