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Sheila Philip Cochrane Burnford, née Every, (11 May 1918 — 20 April 1984) was a British novelist.

Born in Scotland but brought up in various parts of the United Kingdom, she attended St. George's School, Edinburgh and Harrogate Ladies College. In 1941 she married Doctor David Burnford, with whom she had three children. During World War II she worked as a volunteer ambulance driver. In 1951 she emigrated to Canada, settling in Port Arthur, Ontario.

Burnford is best remembered for The Incredible Journey, a story about three animals traveling in the wilderness (1961), the first of a number of books she wrote on Canadian topics. The book was a modest success in 1961 but became a bestseller after it formed the basis of a successful Disney film. Although The Incredible Journey is marketed as a children's book, and in fact won the 1961 Canadian Children's Book of the Year award, Mrs Burnford has stated that it was not intended as a children's book.

She also wrote One Woman's Arctic (1973) about her two summers in Pond Inlet, Nunavut on Baffin Island. She traveled by komatik, a traditional Inuit dog sled, assisted in archaeological excavation, having to thaw the land inch by inch, ate everything offered to her, and saw the migration of the narwhals. This is a world that has experienced unlimited change, but Burnford saw the best and worst of Pond Inlet at a time gone forever.

She died of cancer in the village of Bucklers Hard in Hampshire at the age of 65.

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Total Books: 65
The Incredible Journey
2013 - The Incredible Journey (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780099582786
ISBN-10: 0099582783
Genre: Children's Books
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The Incredible Journey for Pack Level 3
2008 - The Incredible Journey for Pack Level 3 [Penguin Longman Active Reading] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781405884006
ISBN-10: 1405884002
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The Incredible Journey Book and CDRom Pack
2008 - The Incredible Journey Book and Cdrom Pack [Penguin Longman Active L3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781405884471
ISBN-10: 1405884479
Genre: Reference
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Bel Ria Dog of War
2006 - Bel Ria Dog of War [New York Review Children's Collection] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781590172117
ISBN-10: 1590172116
Genre: Children's Books
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The Incredible Journey   Level 3
2004 - The Incredible Journey Level 3 [Penguin Longman Penguin Readers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780582829886
ISBN-10: 0582829887
Genre: Languages
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The Incredible Journey WITH Burnett FH Secret Garden AND Little Princess AND Nesbit E Railway Children
The Incredible Journey
1997 - The Incredible Journey (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780440413240
ISBN-10: 0440413249
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 14

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
The Incredible Journey
1985 - The Incredible Journey (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780553156164
ISBN-10: 0553156160
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 11

The Incredible Journey
1984 - The Incredible Journey (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780553274424
ISBN-10: 0553274422
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 27

Bel Ria
1978 - Bel Ria (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553120509
ISBN-10: 0553120506
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3

The Incredible Journey
1978 - The Incredible Journey (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780553120615
ISBN-10: 0553120611
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Mr Noah and the Second Flood
1975 - Mr Noah and the Second Flood [Puffin Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140307870
ISBN-10: 0140307877
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One Woman's Arctic
1972 - One Woman's Arctic (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780340164341
ISBN-10: 0340164344
Genre: Travel
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Fields of Noon
Fields of Noon (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780340007488
ISBN-10: 0340007486
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Without Reserve
Without Reserve (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780340106983
ISBN-10: 0340106980
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Dog Stories by James Herriot Rudyard Kipling Gerald Durell and others
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