The Incredible Journey Author:Sheila Burnford, Carl Burger (Illustrator) 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.
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.