Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Incredible Journey (Sheila Burnford)
This is a beautiful book, definitely one to re-read. It is also a book that would be great for a novel study at the end of grade 3.
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.
The end almost had me crying. I can see that this would also be a fantastic movie. What kid doesn't love a story of animals and reunions and the love humans share with them. There is no talking amongst the animals, but you can feel how they love each other and do look after each other.
Definitely one to re-read!