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There were some things that were in the book that I was really happy to see. I said, “But do you like it. What you need to know before your trail The Hunter children must go abroad for the summer, so they sheial leave their three pets in the care of a friend. That movie was burjford Homeward Bound and had a cast of talking animals who set out on an incredible one hundred mile journey to return home.

The author does a great job of bringing the dogs and cat to life without ever naming them except at incedible end or turning xheila into cartoons.

And the characters are wonderful as well. Chance the bulldog was goofy and reckless; Shadow the golden retriever was wise and loyal; and Sassy the Himalayan cat was, well, sassy. The novel is much more about survival and animal behavior, though companionship is important as well.

I wasn’t wrong, it’s just as good as I remember the movies being, and will be a story I look forward to sharing! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. View all 15 comments.


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Sep burnfprd, Jessica rated it it was ok. I especially liked her interpretation of the more dangerous episodes — the flood and the bear attack, for example. But, together, the three house pets faced starvation, exposure, and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love. Lists with This Book.

With in a few days Longridge and the animals settle into a routine life of mutual companionship and contentment. View all 7 comments. Well written, good observation of animal behavior, glorification of hunting and violence in the guise of cute happy-ending nonsense. It’s a spare little book that tells a great story. I thought “I wonder if Homeward Bound was based on this book? My one complaint jouney the audio is the cheesy dramatic music.

As you read the story of the trials and adventures of the three pets, you can’t help but fall in love with Luath the Labrador, Bodger the Bull Terrier, and Tao the Siamese cat.

So, obviously, I’m on a new booky quest to read all of these books I missed out on as a child, starting with the L’Engles, but this has started my brain tip-tapping down memory lane thinking about other favorite books – worlds and characters I would like to revisit. In the late s, Sheila and Susan Ross spent a great deal of time visiting native reserves in Northwestern Ontario.

Read it Forward Read it first. Fans of Old YellerWhere the Joutney Fern Growsand Shiloh will love this burnfogd classic about two dogs and a cat that embark on a journey to return to their owner and inspired the movie Homeward Bound. One of my fave books as a kid. Burnford’s novel deals with the animals much m As a kid, I fell in love with the movie inspired, thirty years later, by Sheila Burnford’s novel, The Incredible Journey.


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While these animals do travel on an incredible journey, Burnford provides just the right details to make it credible – and enjoyable. The novel is a tribute to our beloved pets.

They don’t talk with one another except by language of instinct. Tao, agile and deadly hunter, provides him with food. The story focused on the impact of consumerism and waste on the planet. I was fortunate to be reading an original edition, complete with its dust jacket intact.

Oakes, who is hseila care of Longridges’ home, does not find the animals and thinks that John must have taken them with him. It’s the cat whose perhaps the most impressive of the bunch. Poor Judy has yet to crack open “Crow Lake” I was and still am in love with the movie as a kid.

Although The Incredible Journey is marketed as a children’s book, and in fact won the Canadian Children’s Book of the Year award, Mrs Burnford has stated that it was not intended as a children’s book. Burnrord details about cats doing well in a forest, bolstered me. Jun 15, Chris Thompson rated it really liked it.