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The Incredible Journey
The Incredible Journey | Sheila Burnford
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A classic Canadian story of the bravery and ingenuity of three animals who find their way home. First published in 1961, 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. They soon set off on a journey to find home, which instinct tells them is to the west. They travel 400 kilometres across the Northern Ontario wilderness, facing many obstacles along the way: swift-flowing rivers and the rugged landscape; wild animals and unsympathetic humans; starvation, injuries and sheer exhaustion. Separately they would not have survived, but together this disparate group prevails, and they find their way home to the family they love.
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#30JuneBooks #bluebooks MG/Children edition.

Cathythoughts Havnt read or heard of any of these 🤭 8mo
Cathythoughts They look lovely 👍🏻♥️ 8mo
merelybookish What a beautiful stack of children's books! 😍 8mo
rubyslippersreads So many great books in this photo! I especially 💙 8mo
BooknerdsLife Awww beautiful stack 💙 8mo
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LaraReads
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First thing that came to mind for #longandwindingroad I have loved these characters through so much of my life. Not much most of us wouldn‘t go through to get ‘home.‘ #beatlemaynia

Eggs Oh how I love this story!! Well done ❣️❣️❣️ @LaraReads (edited) 10mo
MidnightBookGirl I loved this book! 10mo
rubyslippersreads I used to check this out of my elementary school library over and over again. 10mo
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tammysue
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A classic 1960‘s tale made into several Disney films; about two dogs and a cat that by instinct head west 300 miles through Canadian wilderness trying to find their way home.

#longandwindingroad #beatlemaynia

CoverToCoverGirl Loved this story as a kid and the movie too! 10mo
Eggs One of my all time favorite stories❣️❣️ @whatshesreadingnow 10mo
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Wife Would this be appropriate to read to an almost-six-year-old?🤔I want to read more meaningful content with him. 10mo
Wife I‘ll pick it up at the library. Thanks. So many books directed at this age are silly, and they have their place, but I want him to experience feelings while reading. 10mo
tammysue @Wife I haven‘t found anything in the book to see why not other than a few tense/scary moments when the animals are in peril. I would be comfortable reading this to my 6yr old grandchild. ;) 10mo
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toofondofbooks
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Cats AND Dogs ❤🐱🐶

Our furbabies Luna, Albus and Harry 😊

#readingresolutions #catsordogs #photochallenge

CatLass007 🐈❤️ 2y
JenReadsAlot Sweetness! 2y
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C.Perone
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First book that popped into my head for #FuzzyFriends I loved this book in middle school and can‘t believe I don‘t own a copy; will remedy that, pronto!

#HopIntoSpring Day16

vkois88 Sassy and chance were the best 2y
C.Perone @vkois88 Yes😊 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#ReadingResolutions #journey A variety of books I've read with today's 'journey' prompt in their title: a beloved children's book, short stories from Maeve Binchy, a foodie novel, a classic play, and a Pride and Prejudice variation. Of these books, the tagged book and the Binchy are my favorites.💙

Lola I remember seeing the original version of The Incredible Journey when I was a kid. LOVED it!! 2y
LeahBergen The Incredible Journey! ❤️❤️ 2y
Andrew65 The Incredible Journey brings back memories. 2y
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Tanzy13
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my book haul today 😊📚

ju.ca.no Great choices!!😊 2y
mcipher Oohhh, The Incredible Journey! I forgot about that book and it‘s so good!! ❤️❤️ 2y
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Tanzy13
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I love the Homeward Bound movies and I just found out they are based off a book and now I really want to read it, It‘s about a Labrador retriever, a bull terrier, and a Siamese cat who set out on a quest to find their owner and family. 🐶🐶🐱

TheBookDream I loooooove that movie. And the music. 2y
Readage Chance, Shadow and Sassy!!! One of my favorite childhood movies ❤️ 2y
Tanzy13 couldn't agree more ❤️🐶🐶🐱 2y
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Lyn-Mara The best! Sassy!!! 🙌🏽 2y
LeahBergen Our teacher read this to us in elementary. ❤️ 2y
Dragon I remember reading this in school ❤️ 2y
Vansa This used to be one of my favourite books when I was a kid ! 2y
xicanti I was obsessed with the book when I was little! 2y
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TirzahPrice
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My puppy: not so into books but super into their adaptations!

Sace ❤️ 2y
GypsyKat So cute! ❤️🐾 #DogsOfLitsy (edited) 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Adorable! ❤️🐶 2y
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Maymamasam
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Reading this during bathroom time. Not quite the same as the movie, but enjoying it nonetheless.

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Lmstraubie
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These #furrycompanions stick by each other during their trek to make​it home back to their beloved owners. #whatawaytolive #pirateslife @CrowCAH

CrowCAH Such a heartwarming story! ❤️☺️ 3y
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mom2bugnbee
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All. The. Feels. #animallove #17booklove #day10

BookishJess Is this what the movie Homeward Bound was based on? I must read this now I had no idea it was a book first! 3y
mom2bugnbee @jessreadsbooks Yes, indeed! I cry when I watch the movie, & I cry when I read the book. 3y
BookishJess @mom2bugnbee I can't even count how many times I must have watched the movie when I was kid. Now I need to read it! 3y
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hgrimes
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My mom read this book to me when I was little and my sister and I used to watch the Disney film (Homeward Bound) pretty much every weekend. We were a little obsessed! #anthropomorphiccharacters #feistyfeb

Loretta That movie made me cry and cry and cry. 😭 I suspect it still would. 3y
hgrimes @Loretta It still makes me cry! Probably a lot more than it did when I was a kid. 3y
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Gareallen
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As a child I think I read this six times over the course of a summer. Definitely fueled my love of animals and writing. Classic!

DebinHawaii This is a childhood favorite of mine too! 📚💜 3y
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UwannaPublishme
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Hard to believe I wasn't too fond of reading when I was a kid. What? Probably because my teachers made me read long and boring books for school. 😴 Then my cousin gave me this sweet book about those somewhat #innocent pets who got a real taste of the outside world when they searched for their owners. Still love this story. Been hooked on books ever since...at least the ones I get to choose. 😄 #augustphotochallenge @TheSpinecrackersBookClub

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Reading_E
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My most favorite friendship is of course Winnie the Pooh and Piglet but then I was thinking of the less obvious ones and remember this book that was later made into a movie, Homeward Bound. I loved the book and the movie, and the unusual dog/cat adventure 🐶😸#favbookishfriendships #augustphotochallenge #augustofpages

TheSpinecrackersBookClub WHAT?? There's a book on this?! I have watched the movie probably a hundred times and I still cry every single time. 4y
Reading_E Yes!!! But it has a different name than the movie! I cried at the book AND the movie 😿 4y
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mboots
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Good story. Must have tissues at the ready with this one.