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Long Walk Home: The Incredible Journey of Sheila Burnford – 2017
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford. 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 Inc Instinct told them that the way home lay to the west. The Incredible Journey is one of the great children’s stories of all time–and has been popular ever since its debut in Paperbackpages.
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To ask other readers questions about The Incredible Journeyplease sign up. SuzAnne King An “indian summer” refers to a time of the year in Canada in autumn when warmer weather lingers into the fall season.
Why is the author describe the words so Fancy? Harriette Sheila Burnford wrote this book in the early ‘s and was educated in the United Kingdom. Her large vocabulary allowed her to write a simple plot …more Sheila Burnford wrote this book in the early ‘s and was educated in the United Kingdom.
Her large vocabulary allowed her to write a simple plot with a lot of “fancy jouurney. See all 6 questions about The Incredible Journey…. Lists with This Book. Oct 25, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: It came into my hands again through a curious set of circumstances.
She had mentioned finding her copy of “Three Against the Wilderness”, which I hadn’t heard of before so I thought she had meant this one while substituting a different title. Nope, completely different book, but then she told the story of how she loaned her copy of “The Incredible Journey” to a “friend” at one of exercise classes who had been lamenting that she wanted to joruney it.
A significant period of time passed and when my mom asked for her book back her “friend” stated that it was “her” copy all along. I feel like we both lost a family heirloom. I’d been digging around in a secondhand bookstore, Red River Books, one weekend, and in the course of such treasure hunting had done a rather nice job of reorganizing the scattered stock.
The owner appreciates when I do this, plus the fact I pulled a nice little clutch full of goodies to buy and take home led to his giving me a nice little discount. As I was heading out of the store I found a copy of this book lying in a box in the foyer of the store. I took it back into the store and told him I wanted to buy this as well. He politely waved me off and said I could take it home with me for no cost.
The story is still wonderful, It is so easy to visualize these three characters as I have had the pleasure of dealing individually with all three breeds and Bumford nails their personalities and traits in compelling fashion. I had gone to visit a buddy and his family there other week sheeila I took this increrible for his youngest to read as he was the only one that I had yet to find a good book for.
I’d also taken a copy of “Crow Lake” by Mary Lawson for his wife. It has a porcupine in it! I’m looking forward to seeing what my buddy’s family thinks of them. It seems to have a permanent place on their coffee table along with a bunch of Kenneth Oppel books that journdy family is reading at the moment.
Poor Judy has yet to crack open “Crow Lake” My mom hit one of her yearly book sales and found a paperback copy for herself before I could send her the one I found.
Her story about how her original copy was lost had changed indredible the meantime and it was interesting to relate what she had originally told me back to her. Regardless, both she and I are very happy that she has a copy back in her possession again.
Now we’ll have to see if she’ll loan it out to my niece. View all 79 comments. Apr 16, karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Last year I decided to reread once book each month incredibke I had loved when I was a little kid to see how they held up to the refined and sophisticated literary standards of my adulthood. As it turns out, I had excellent taste as a l’il nipper.
OR I still have the sensibilities of an eight-year-old. Pass the marshmallow cereal. During this process, I discovered that several of my beloved books had sequels or in some cases multiple further adventures, and jkurney is on my “gimmie sequel” list for riffle: During this process, I discovered that several of my beloved books had sequels or in some cases multiple further adventures, and then seeing A Wrinkle in Time getting the big-screen treatment reminded me that I’d only ever read the original trilogy, the “other” two books in the Time Quintet having been published after a long pause while I was off looking at other things.
So, obviously, I’m on a new booky quest to read all of these books I missed out on as a child, starting with the L’Engles, but this has started my brain tip-tapping down memory lane thinking about other favorite books – worlds and characters I would shiela to revisit. So now even though the stack of books I have here to read is already incredibly ambitious for any mortal creature, I’m making a wishlist of imaginary books – books I would read if only they existed.
And who knows, if there’s one thing I’ve retained from the children’s books of my heart, between wishes and tesseracts and the assistance of talking animals, anything is possible. View all 5 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. For an animal story where they live.
Sheila Burnford knew and loved a Bull Terrier at some point. I listened to the audio edition rather wish that they had skipped the musical accompaniment for the action scenes. It was little too loud for the narrator. View all 7 comments.
Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford is a timeless classic, which narrates the arduous and brave journey taken by three pet animals towards the family they love over harsh and dangerous terrain, and is an emotionally rich story, which will move the reader and will leave him bufnford a glow of satisfaction.
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The feelings increedible 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 yo Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford is a timeless classic, which narrates the arduous and brave journey taken by three pet animals towards the family they love incredlble harsh and dangerous terrain, and is an emotionally rich story, which will move the reader and will leave him with a glow of satisfaction.
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.
With in a few days Longridge and the animals settle into a routine life of mutual companionship and contentment. Following their instincts and led by Luath, these three incredibly loyal companions braves through the harsh Canadian wilderness overcoming a range of obstacles — like starvation, drowning, attacks from wild beasts, exposure to nature and really harsh terrain – fueled only by their mutual love and their insatiable desire to be burnfofd their owner.
Author does a commendable job of describing the frigid scenery of the Canadian wilderness and the approach of the winter with supreme clarity and this adds to the reading pleasure. One of the strengths of the book is the choice by the author not to make it into a fantasy by giving the animals ability to talk; instead Sheila Burnford presents the story by observing and narrating each details of adventure, misery, plight and danger that the animals experience from the journey to the reader lucidly, which makes it seem a realistic tale.
Incredible Journey is a fantastic book, which narrates an incredibly charming story of burnfprd, survival, loyalty and companionship brimming with adventure and excitement and the calm pace with which the narration follows will mesmerize the reader.
View all 15 comments. May 09, Duane rated it really liked it Shelves: I haven’t seen the movie “Homeward Bound”, but it doesn’t sound like it would do justice to this wonderful story by Sheila Burnford.
Published inthis novel tells the story of an unusual trio of domestic pets that make an unlikely journey of miles through the Canadian wilderness to return to their family’s home. As you read the story of the trials and adventures of the three pets, you can’t help but fall in burnfrd with Luath the Labrador, Bodger the Bull Terrier, and Tao the Siamese I haven’t seen the movie “Homeward Bound”, but it doesn’t sound like it would do justice to this wonderful story by Sheila Burnford.
As you read the story of the trials and adventures of the three pets, you can’t help but fall in love with Luath the Labrador, Bodger the Bull Terrier, and Tao the Siamese cat. Jun 15, Chris Thompson rated it really liked it. As a kid, I fell in love with the movie inspired, thirty years later, by Sheila Burnford’s novel, The Incredible Journey. That movie was called Homeward Bound and had a cast of talking animals who set out on shiela incredible one hundred mile journey to return home.
The Disney film gave the animals human personalities: Chance the bulldog was goofy and reckless; Shadow the golden retriever was wise and loyal; and Sassy the Himalayan cat was, well, sassy.
Burnford’s novel deals with the animals much m As a kid, I fell in love with the movie inspired, thirty years later, by Sheila Burnford’s novel, The Incredible Journey.
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Burnford’s novel deals with the animals much more realistically. They don’t talk with one another except by language of instinct. The novel is much more about survival and animal behavior, though companionship is important as well.
What Burnford does is show just how amazing our two favorite pets, cats and dogs, are. The Hunter family, leaving on a nine-month trip to Europe, have left their beloved animals with their trusted friend, John Longridge. These animals, not named until the very end of the tale, are an old bull terrier, a young Labrador, and a Siamese cat Disney decided to go with more popular and attractive animals for Homeward Bound. Burnford skips the requisite drama of the kids, teary-eyed, leaving their beloved pets behind, and she also does away with any tensions between the three pets.
These animals have grown comfortable with their stay at Longridge’s place. Except for the young Labrador. The Labrador, rather than being the goofy animal his counterpart is in Homeward Bound, plays the role of the leader. That’s because in the animal kingdom it’s not the old and frail who are the leaders, but the young and strong. On the day Longridge sets off for a lengthy fishing trip, the Labrador decides it’s time to return home, and the other two follow along.
Life isn’t so easy in the wild for these animals.