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The Incredible Journey Mass Market Paperback – December 18, 1995
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Sheila Burnford's narrative is surprisingly realistic. Animals can't survive for weeks without food, and the only food available in the Canadian forests in early autumn is other animals. The cat is especially good at snaring warm snacks, and the Lab is capable of chasing something down from time to time - and luckily, both are willing to share with the old Bull Terrier whose age is catching up with him. It's a little sad to read about the demise of so many birds and rodents, but this book describes the animals' captures and kills rather straightforwardly. Of course, the trio also benefits from a few encounters with humans (although the Bull Terrier learns that his charms don't always win over the person on the other side of the door). These make for some emotional passages of their own, but the trio only stay in one place long enough to refresh and recover themselves.
The woods hold many dangers, which the animals could never survive on their own. Indeed, each one of them suffers trials that threaten to end their journey altogether, and the friends are also separated at times.Read more ›
Through a series of mishaps, a trio of pets--a Labrador retriever, bull terrier, and Siamese cat--are left stranded in a cabin over two hundred miles from home. These three anthropomorphic characters assume the responsibility of saving themselves by journeying home by instinct and foot. What follows is a fantastic series of challenges and accomplishments. Their trek leads them through the north woods where they face wild predators, the elements, starvation, and incomprehensible distance. Along the way they learn lessons of love, loyalty, and perseverance. Wonderfully entertaining. --Christopher Bonn Jonnes, author of Wake Up Dead.
The book takes place in the Canadian Wilderness. The animals owner goes off on a hunting trip. The animals run after him. On the way the animals find a house to stay in. One of the dogs gets hit by a porcupine before they find the house. When they found him he and their real owners where looking for them.
What a great read! This is an awesome book because there is adventure, excitement and the book will make you want to keep reading it. In the book there is a fight with a mother bear and her cub. The animals also meet Indians. The Incredible Journey is even better than Hatchet.
The book had no awards. I think that's wrong. I have no suggestions for improving this book. There are no improvements because I think this is the best book ever.
You should buy this book. Or you could read it in school. If you wanted you could probably get it in the library.
This book is very symbolic of the Christian walk--through the wilderness, into the "Promised Land". We all need each other--nobody is an island. We cannot go it alone. Like the animals in this book. They stay together and help each other all along the way. You can learn so much from this book!
This long journey through the Canadian wilderness was dangerous. The three animals encounter many obstacles. While in the wilderness the terrier heard some wrestling in the leaves. When he turned around he saw a baby black bear. He was not afraid until the bear started to tackle him. The bear's sharp claws made deep wounds in the side of the old dogs shoulder. When the Labrador heard the fighting he came from behind the bear to help the terrier. The Labrador started to growl at the baby bear and then the bear left. The cat also encountered danger. He was chased by a Lynx who seemed very hungry and looking for food. The Lynx almost captured the cat until the cat found a small burrow and hid from the Lynx. The Lynx was too big for the burrow and after many attempts to get the cat he did not succeed. While the Lynx was making this noise to get the cat a young boy who was hunting with his father shot the Lynx because he thought the Lynx was going to eat him. While the Labrador was hunting he found a porcupine and went to go eat it but the porcupine was to fast and shot some quills at the lab's cheek. As a result the lab caught an infection. Through all these obstacles the animals survived because they stayed together and watched out for each other.
The wonderful part of the book was the companionship of the animals and their love for each other.Read more ›
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I saw this book in one of those take-one-leave-one libraries. I thought "I wonder if Homeward Bound was based on this book?" so I picked it up. Turns out it was. Read morePublished 1 day ago by RuthSophia
I bought it for my Grandson, but read it myself. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Lovely story for all ages. Pre-Disney lack of animation and talking animals is refreshing.Published 11 days ago by Ouisie
My 7 year old and I read this together. I will always remember the experience we had reading it. We laughed and cried together it was very bonding. He loved it and I loved itPublished 1 month ago by C. N. Ray
An excellent short story. Three animals face some life threatening trials against nature and other things while using their natural instincts to get home. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a beautiful book. I bought it for my 10 year old grandson for one of his novels in homeschool. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer