The animals in the book were based on the personalities of her own animals. What an incredible story! The breeds are different. Have no doubt that I savour hearing about pets coming home. I had read this as a kid but remembered little about it. Lastly, when did this occur? We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate.

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Books by Sheila Burnford. Obviously the author has a great knowledge of animals and a great love for them. She researched incidents similar to the one in the book and used the area around her home and cottage Loon Lake to describe the terrain. Megan Follows does a fine job narrating the audiobook.

The animals don’t talk in the book – I actually rather expected it to feel similar to Dalmatians, but it was decide I saw this book in one of those take-one-leave-one libraries.

I very much enjoyed this children’s book about two dogs and a cat and their journey.

The Incredible Journey – Sheila Burnford – Google Books

But how will domestic animals fare against river rapids, hunger, icy temperatures and ferocious wild beasts? This is a nice and surprising difference from the movie. Her large vocabulary allowed her to write a simple plot with a lot of “fancy words. But, together, the three house pets faced starvation, exposure, and wild forest animals to make their way home to the family they love. I had vague memories of the movie – I think I’d only seen it once, long ago, so I can’t really tell you how the incredible journey sheila burnford compare.


Mrs Burnford, if you were alive today, I’d give you a hug. As it turns out, I had excellent taste as a l’il nipper.

Loved this book as a kid. I had read this as a kid but remembered little about it. I cheered that family’s happy resolution and will be eternally grateful for ours! Retrieved 12 March What a fantastic book this is, I loved it when I was a little kid and it’s still just as excellent today!

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! Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. An ageless tale about a trio of pets, and the longing they have to return home, to their owners, and to the the incredible journey sheila burnford they love.


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The backstory is different, but I think their perils were similar. I’d also taken a copy of “Crow Lake” by Mary Lawson for the incredible journey sheila burnford wife. It is heartwarming to the core. The feelings and emotions of these pet animals, their love towards each other and their loyalty and love for their owners are captured and expressed by the author with such a clarity that both young and old readers will find Incredible Journey a highly enjoyable read.

Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options This book was quite bleak with not enough happy or humorous parts to balance it. The animals don’t talk in the book – I actually rather expected it to feel similar to Dalmatians, but it was decidedly different. I prefer the movie over the book but this is no matter what such a cute story.


It was really four stars until then. I had a few quibbles. I was watching my cat while I was reading, and she acts just like the cat in the book! Selected pages Title Page. While their owners are away in England, they are being cared for by a family friend at his home in the country. There were some times that I felt the animals didn’t have as much camaraderie between the animals sometimes; it seemed like they played favorites or were separate from each other.

I had gone to visit a buddy and his family there joueney week and I took this book for his youngest to read as the incredible journey sheila burnford was the only one that I had yet to find a good book for. The cat shows affection for the ailing boxer by hunting for him and prompting him tje eat by tearing open a carcass in front of him.