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The timeless story of the friendship, heroism and unwavering loyalty of three remarkable family pets. But the faithful animals only know they must get home again, somehow. So the labrador, the old bull terrier and the dainty Siamese cat set off on a perilous journey through the wilderness. But how will domestic animals fare against river rapids, hunger, icy temperatures and ferocious wild beasts? And if they make it home, will their owners be waiting for them? Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can find out about some incredible real-life pet adventures!

Sheila Burnford. She married a doctor, David Burnford, in and worked as an ambulance driver during the Second World War. In she and her husband emigrated to Canada. They had three children and three beloved family pets. These animals inspired Sheila to write The Incredible Journey , which was published in In fact, the story was so popular Disney made another movie based on the book in This was called Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey - in this version the animals were given human voices and their names and characters were changed a little.

Sheila Burnford died in England on 20 April , at the age of When the animals got lost from home, they suffered through hunger, freezing weather, Indians and ferocious animals. After many struggles and separations, the animals found their way home to the loving arms of their owners. I enjoyed the adventure these animals took me on in this incredible story.

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The Incredible Journey

A classic Canadian story of the bravery and ingenuity of three animals who find their way home. First published in , The Incredible Journey tells the story of three pets: a young Labrador retriever, an old bull terrier, and a Siamese cat. While their owners are away in England, they are being cared for by a family friend at his home in the country. But a miscommunication occurs between the friend and his housekeeper when he goes on a hunting trip, and the animals are left alone for a several hours, with a gnawing instinct that something has gone wrong.


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