The Incredible Journey

The Incredible Journey

By Sheila Burnford

We just unpacked new copies of this classic. If you are looking for an award winning adventure story The Incredible Journey is for you! 

Three unlikely friends; two dogs and a cat, need to get back to their owner and family they love. The three animals are put to many tests as they do their best to survive the wild. From dangerous animals to torturous terrain, the three help each other and work together, inspiring for readers of any age.

Winner of the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children, Sheila Burnford has written a timeless classic. This novel was first published in 1960 and has been reprinted several times over the decades. I discovered it when I was around 12 years old and read it again as a teen when the 1990’s movie adaptation came out (Homeward Bound). There is also a 1960’s movie adaptation called The Incredible Journey, it is instantly available for RPL cardholders to stream from Hoopla.

Warning to everyone; there are some stressful moments, tears might be shed but there are also some wonderful moments. A well written story of friendship, endurance and perseverance. If you are looking for talking animals though there are none here, sorry. Sheila Burnford has made sure to create realistic versions of animal behavior and her descriptions of the scenery is sure to whisk the reader away.

Find this on the shelves at your local branch or place a hold today.