Item description for The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford...
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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Studio: Listening Library
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.13" Width: 4.38" Height: 0.82" Weight: 0.21 lbs.
Binding Audio Cassette
Release Date Jun 30, 1997
Publisher Listening Library
ISBN 0553478060 ISBN13 9780553478068
Availability 0 units.
More About Sheila Burnford
Sheila Burnford was born in Scotland and lived much of her life in Canada. She contributed to a number of publications, including Punch, Canadian Poetry, and the Glasgow Herald. The Incredible Journey was her first book. Sheila Burnford died in 1984.
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The incredible journey May 11, 2007
The incredible journey is about three dogs who are left home with mrs oaks when she went to work the two dogs and the cat when to find there owner which is the hunters. When mrs oaks came home she saw that the dogs and the cat where gone she got worred and when to try to find them.Mrs oaks called everyone she nows and asked them if they have seen two dogs and a cat walking down the street every one replied that no one has seen two dogs and a cat.The hunters where on vacation the dogs and the cat had to go threw the woods and they came to river the dogs where going to go threw but the cat refused so the dogs somehow got the cat to go threw they over over the most dangerios hills and the dogs got tired and worn out one of the calapsted and almost died but the cat went out and found food for the dog when the hunters got home mrs oaks told the hunters and they called the game worden and they helped look when the little girl heard a cat meiw and told every one but no else heard then the boy heard it to thats when the cat came out then the dog came out to thats all im going to tell you so i dont give it away.My opinion of this book is this book was boring but thats my opioun. By Dakota Sanford
The Incredible Journey Review Feb 22, 2007
I think that the Incredible Journey Book is really good. I like it because it has lots of adventure and lots of different points of view. The beginning is pretty boring but gets exiting soon, like around the setting change. The things I don't like are the excessive phone-talk, and I-know-what-will-happen-feeling that it gives you. Overall I would rate it between Harry Potter and your barely-better-than-average book that you will find. The fun of it is that you never know the detailed parts outcome which has great effect in this book. I think it is very original to make the characters split up for some time and rejoin the others. I like the lazy feeling that I'm not interested. See you later -- don't care about friendship. These parts are very amusing. It may sound predictable of the ending but it is so exiting that you never consider thinking of a different part of the book because it's so addicting. I recommend this book to public readers.
It really is an incredible journey Feb 21, 2007
In the Incredible Journey by Shelia Burnford 3 animals go on a dangerous current owner (John Longbridge) is not clear but they somehow know their former owner is coming back.
Three animals venture from their own home off to their old home and encounter many dangers along the way. Not long after they leave they meet a bear who starts scratching and swiping at Bodger the bull terrier. Then a couple of days later they meet helpful Indians who feed the animals and clean Bodger's wounds. After a few hours they leave the Indians. When the animals come to a river Luath gets across it fine but has to encourage Bodger to come over. Once Bodger comes over the cat won't cross the river. When he finally does the dam breaks and Luath and Tao are swept away. They meet many other exciting dangers that I'll let you read about.
My favorite character was Bodger because he was the funniest.
I would recommend this book to 8-12 yr. olds because of challenging vocabulary. I would also recommend this to animal lovers and adventure readers.
the incredible journey Jan 15, 2007
The Incredible Journey
The intro I thought it was an ok book. It's about animals who work together to get through dangerous obstacles. And death defying stunts just to get to their home and family's. It's about two dogs and a cat named sassy. Id says if you like bears and dangerous adventures. You'd love this book. And its incredible details. And lots of punctuation. It's a pretty good book if you like animals. There are many other characters. Like loath and sassy and much more. Has danger family and lots of animals. You'd really get a kick out of this book. The cat falls off a waterfall and luckily it survives. Its really interesting think you would love this book it has lots of details. There are many other settings in this book. And lots of adventures. Dangerous bears and lots of fresh trees. Lots of punctuation and creatures. The animals encounter a bear and they luckily get away. Do you like animals and danger? This b book you would like. It's filled with action and near death. This book is such a good book people read it around the world. I think the book was interesting around the end and the middle.
A Wonderful Journey Home Dec 14, 2006
The Incredible Journey is a great and heartwarming book. It is about three animals (an old Bull Terrier, a young Labrador retriever, and a feisty Siamese cat) who set out to find their master and family. It was a dangerous but wonderful journey. This book made me feel like I was actually there in the Canadian wilderness. I think anyone who loves animals and adventure would like 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. They seemed to have human like qualities. The Labrador helped the cat and dog across a river, the animals shared food, and comforted each other. They made sure that they would all end the journey together.
The animals also encountered many people along their journey. Some people did not help the animals like the farmer whose dog attacked the Labrador and the old terrier. Mackenzie and Nell were farmers who helped the dogs. Mackenzie took the quills out of the Labradors face, cleaned out the infection and gave him soft food to eat. They also gave the terrier food and milk to fatten him up because his ribs where showing under his fur.
This book was truly an inspiration. I would recommend The Incredible Journey to anyone over ten years old. The book has many adjectives and hard words which made it difficult to read sometimes. I hope if my animals ever went on a journey they would stay together and come back home.