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Fans of Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Shiloh will love this timeless classic about two dogs and a cat that embark on a journey to return to their owner and inspired the movie Homeward Bound.
 
   An inquisitive Labrador retriever, friendly bull terrier, and courageous Siamese cat set out through the Canadian wilderness to find their owner in this truly “incredible” adventure.
    Instinct tells them that the way home lies to the west and together the three house pets face hunger, the natural elements, and wild forest animals as they make their way home to the family they love.
   This beloved classic that inspired the movie Homeward Bound has captured the hearts of generations of readers. The lengths to which these three animals will go for each other and for their owner make for a thrilling and thoroughly unforgettable tale.
 
Captivating! A tale of charm [and] high drama.”— The New York Times

A classic.”— The Atlantic

“From the youngest child…to the oldest grown-up, there is something here for everyone.”— The Horn Book
 
"An incredible book! A beautiful story so moving that it stays in the mind constantly. It is a gem to be treasured."— The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"I have read The Incredible Journey with much enjoyment. Obviously the author has a great knowledge of animals and a great love for them."—Joy Adamson, author of Born Free
 
A clever story and evocative writing will keep animal lovers and adventure fans turning the pages.”— Common Sense Media
 
Pacific Northwest Young Reader’s Choice Award Winner
 
William Allen White Award Winner
 
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Winner

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Captivating! A tale of charm [and] high drama.”— The New York Times

A classic.”— The Atlantic

“From the youngest child…to the oldest grown-up, there is something here for everyone.”— The Horn Book
 
"An incredible book! A beautiful story so moving that it stays in the mind constantly. It is a gem to be treasured."— The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"I have read The Incredible Journey with much enjoyment. Obviously the author has a great knowledge of animals and a great love for them."—Joy Adamson, author of Born Free
 
A clever story and evocative writing will keep animal lovers and adventure fans turning the pages.”— Common Sense Media
 
Pacific Northwest Young Reader’s Choice Award Winner
 
William Allen White Award Winner
 
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Winner

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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 the 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.

About the Author

Sheila Burnford was born in Scotland and lived much of her life in Canada until she passed away in 1984. She wrote books of fiction and nonfiction for both children and adults. In World War II, she was an ambulance driver. The Incredible Journey was hir first book.

Carl Burger  was an American illustrator and author of children’s books before he passed away in 1967. He is best known for illustrating The Incredible Journey and Old Yeller.

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Mandy
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
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Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2020
This was a great story! I read it before bedtime with my eight year old daughter. It’s very descriptive and I love the personalities of the animals, especially the cat. The reason why I gave it four stars instead of five is because I didn’t really get into it until the... See more
This was a great story! I read it before bedtime with my eight year old daughter. It’s very descriptive and I love the personalities of the animals, especially the cat. The reason why I gave it four stars instead of five is because I didn’t really get into it until the middle of the book. It had a bit of a slow start, but then again, the author painted the picture and explained a lot. There were also a decent amount of words I was unfamiliar with. When I started reading it, the wording seemed a bit before its time, and some sentences I truly didn’t follow. But, those things are on me! I would recommend this book to other parents looking for a new novel to read to elementary-aged children. After reading the book, we watched the movie Homeward Bound, and both me & my daughter agreed the book was better. We liked the original characters better than those in the movie, so the book definitely made us fall in love with the animals. Overall really great story. The ending was awesome.
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Richard and Liz
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~~ A truly INCREDIBLE JOURNEY! ~~
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2016
Enjoyed by the entire family as a read aloud if you enjoy books that use wonderful and detailed descriptions with no dumbing down for children then this book is for you! The season is the Fall, the area is Ontario, Canada. Meet John Longridge, a writer, who has been animal... See more
Enjoyed by the entire family as a read aloud if you enjoy books that use wonderful and detailed descriptions with no dumbing down for children then this book is for you! The season is the Fall, the area is Ontario, Canada. Meet John Longridge, a writer, who has been animal sitting for the last 8 months for a professor friend of his who had to go overseas on an assignment. The three animals in his care are:
>Tao, a Siamese cat
>Bodger, an old, white English Bull Terrier
>Luath, a young Labrador Retriever

John is heading to his brother''s cabin a couple hundred miles away. Leaving a note as well as talking with his housekeeper Mrs. Oakes, all is arranged for her to look after the animals until he returns. Unfortunately Tao knocks the paperweight in the night dislodging the second sheet of paper which ends up in the fire. The next morning, Luath takes the initiative to head home to his master. Will the others follow? Mrs. Oakes believes that the animals have gone with John so no one is worried about them.

Heading west, Tao is able to catch his own food. Bodger is too old and weakness soon occurs. What will happen? Luath has been bred to only retrieve and not harm. Will the hunger finally take over? This is truly a story of an INCREDIBLE JOURNEY! Unlike some books where the author has the animals talking there is none of that in this book. We see the relationship/bond the three have between them but that is it. This book is 11 chapters and the animals truly face some very difficult dangers along with the odd unexpected kindness here and there.

FANTASTIC! Highly recommend. Our 13, 10 and 7 year old loved it as did I. I purchased this book for my Kindle. I was not required to write a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz
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Steff
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Amazing story/book! I definitely recommend it!d
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2021
When I found it I had to get it because I had as a kid I had it read to me as a kid and this was going to be the first time that I read it myself and I found that I enjoyed it more then I was expecting I felt like that kid enjoying the story again and it''s definitely... See more
When I found it I had to get it because I had as a kid I had it read to me as a kid and this was going to be the first time that I read it myself and I found that I enjoyed it more then I was expecting I felt like that kid enjoying the story again and it''s definitely written old school old-time tailing which is fine I enjoy that but I just wanted to give that heads up to people that aren''t quite used to it or an unsure about letting their kids read older books. I have no problem with it or with that. It is a good book and I plan on getting a book each for my two older kids when they start reading better. It''s definitely a classic! It''s a very enjoyable more realistic than you think story and it''s touching and pulls at your heartstrings and I just love looking at the story being told from the animal''s perspective and how they look at it which is really interesting and fascinating to me and really enjoyable! I highly recommend the book give it a chance and read it and hopefully you enjoy it as much as I did and I do want to read it again!
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Lisa Kearns
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A classic from my childhood, and now my kids are enjoying it
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2014
I read this book as a girl in the early-70s, and was in love with the story. Jump ahead 40 years and I am enjoying helping my kids do reports on the book after they read it. It tells the story of a cat and two dogs who journey hundreds of miles to find their human family.... See more
I read this book as a girl in the early-70s, and was in love with the story. Jump ahead 40 years and I am enjoying helping my kids do reports on the book after they read it. It tells the story of a cat and two dogs who journey hundreds of miles to find their human family. On the way they face all kinds of adventures and dangers, and learn that together they are stronger than each of them is alone. They motivate each other to continue on the hard journey, protect and care of each other, and by the end of the journey they are totally bonded.

This book was also made into a Disney movie which I enjoyed as a kid, but as always the book is better than the movie. I love seeing classic books from my childhood still being read and enjoyed by children today. The stories are timeless and teach lessons about love, devotion, honesty and bravery.

Some other books like this one that your older child (8-12 yrs) might enjoy are Island of the Blue Dolphins, My Side Of The Mountain, Where the Red Fern Grows, Shiloh, Charlotte''s Web, Hatchet, Because Of Winn Dixie, Gentle Ben, Julie Of The Wolves, Incident At Hawk''s Hill, The Yearling, Black Beauty, The Call Of The Wild, Wind In The Willows, and Bambi.
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karen
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It''s as Good Now as it Was in 1968!
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2015
Here I am, waiting on laundry to be complete, crying at the ending of a wonderful book, just like I did so many years ago as a child. To those who recall, in the 1960''s, at least annually the teacher would pass out a small pamphlet with a list of books for their students to... See more
Here I am, waiting on laundry to be complete, crying at the ending of a wonderful book, just like I did so many years ago as a child. To those who recall, in the 1960''s, at least annually the teacher would pass out a small pamphlet with a list of books for their students to read outside of school. This book was an early favorite of mine, given I grew up with any pets and a Siamese in particular.

Because you wife and I have a new kitten - a Siamese kitten- we were struggling for a name and came across Tao on an online list. Immediately I downloaded this book to my kindle app and promptly read it again. Frankly, I was surprised how well I remembered the book''s details, and how happy and magical it made/makes me feel!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves cats and dogs, as a primer for the James Herriot books.
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R. M.
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Always a Classic.
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2017
A touching story of three animal friends, surviving together in the wilderness while trying to find their way back to their loving family. A sassy Siamese cat has great hunting skills and defensive instincts over her two canine companions; an old bull terrier and young... See more
A touching story of three animal friends, surviving together in the wilderness while trying to find their way back to their loving family. A sassy Siamese cat has great hunting skills and defensive instincts over her two canine companions; an old bull terrier and young labrador. They each bring a much needed skill to traveling alone and fending for themselves. Without reveling to much of the story line, they have adventures and scary moments so well written you want to jump in and help them! When they meet the Ojibway, it''s the first of many helpful events. This is an excellent read for young and young at heart.
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J. Ward
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overall the book is a little slow and pretty dated. Not a great read aloud candidate
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2016
I got this book as a read aloud for my class, thinking it would be an exciting story with animal protagonists. I also was hoping that it would be engaging, as the Disney retelling is or in the same vein as Gary Paulsen''s "Hatchet". Although there are some exciting... See more
I got this book as a read aloud for my class, thinking it would be an exciting story with animal protagonists. I also was hoping that it would be engaging, as the Disney retelling is or in the same vein as Gary Paulsen''s "Hatchet". Although there are some exciting parts, overall the book is a little slow and pretty dated. Not a great read aloud candidate.
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Fun to read
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2021
My sons friends are reading this book for book club. He loves it! He’s an animal lover so he doesn’t want me to stop reading it to him. I do have to explain several words to him along the way. It’s a bit advanced for his age. But we’re enjoying it.
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Shelagh Denholm
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Shows true comradeship and beatifulness of animals
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 19, 2016
Lovely,really enjoyed it and have leant it to friends
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Chaddock
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A children''s classic and Disney film.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 3, 2016
A lovely story. My grandchildren eleven and twelve although heavily into modern devices were enchanted by this book. Have your tissues ready at the end.
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Four Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 28, 2018
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sarah
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I bought this for my best friend who is Down syndrome
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 1, 2015
I bought this for my best friend who is Down syndrome , he loves to listen to these type of stories with animals in . He would love the black stallion but it so far It has not been recorded in the correct format for the u.k. This is a lovely story of friendship between two...See more
I bought this for my best friend who is Down syndrome , he loves to listen to these type of stories with animals in . He would love the black stallion but it so far It has not been recorded in the correct format for the u.k. This is a lovely story of friendship between two dogs and a cat .
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An old favourite
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 28, 2014
I have heard so much about this book I had to buy it. The book came in excellent condition considering how old it was.
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