Incredible Journey

Incredible Journey

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 109 x 176 x 12mm | 84g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0440226708
  • 9780440226703
  • 96,114

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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.
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Review quote

"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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About Sheila Burnford

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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Rating details

43,699 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 44% (19,072)
4 34% (14,704)
3 19% (8,207)
2 3% (1,293)
1 1% (423)
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