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The Incredible Journey
By Sheila Burnford and Carl Burger (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yearling Books
Publication date October 1, 1990
Pages 148
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780440413240
ISBN-10 0440413249
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.26 lbs.
Original list price $6.99
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Where the Red Fern Grows | The Ocean of Truth | Old Yeller | Summer of the Monkeys | Gentle Ben | Lassie Come-Home
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family, facing starvation, exposure to the elements, and encounters with wild animals
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Fans of Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Shiloh will love this timeless classic about two dogs and a cat that embark on a journey to return to their owner and inspired the movie Homeward Bound.
 
   An inquisitive Labrador retriever, friendly bull terrier, and courageous Siamese cat set out through the Canadian wilderness to find their owner in this truly “incredible” adventure.
    Instinct tells them that the way home lies to the west and together the three house pets face hunger, the natural elements, and wild forest animals as they make their way home to the family they love.
   This beloved classic that inspired the movie Homeward Bound has captured the hearts of generations of readers. The lengths to which these three animals will go for each other and for their owner make for a thrilling and thoroughly unforgettable tale.
 
Captivating! A tale of charm [and] high drama.”—The New York Times

A classic.”—The Atlantic

“From the youngest child…to the oldest grown-up, there is something here for everyone.”—The Horn Book
 
"An incredible book! A beautiful story so moving that it stays in the mind constantly. It is a gem to be treasured."—The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"I have read The Incredible Journey with much enjoyment. Obviously the author has a great knowledge of animals and a great love for them."—Joy Adamson, author of Born Free
 
A clever story and evocative writing will keep animal lovers and adventure fans turning the pages.”—Common Sense Media
 
Pacific Northwest Young Reader’s Choice Award Winner
 
William Allen White Award Winner
 
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Winner

Editions
Hardcover
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With Carl Burger | from Delacorte Pr (May 1, 1996)
9780385322799 | details & prices | 148 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.99
About: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.
With Carl Burger (other contributor) | from Starfire (October 1, 1990)
9780553058741 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $16.00
About: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family, facing starvation, exposure to the elements, and encounters with wild animals
With Carl Burger (other contributor) | Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (June 1, 1989); titled "Incredible Journey"
9780816147243 | details & prices | 211 pages | List price $13.95
About: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.
from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1983); titled "Incredible Journey"
9780884110996 | details & prices | 145 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.75 lbs | List price $24.95
About: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family, facing starvation, exposure to the elements, and encounters with wild animals
With Carl Burger (other contributor) | from Little Brown & Co (June 1, 1961)
9780316117142 | details & prices | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $14.95
About: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.
Paperback
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With Joanna Strange (other contributor) | Pck pap/cd edition from Allyn & Bacon (October 29, 2008)
9781405884471 | details & prices | 76 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $15.00
About: The country is wild and dangerous.
from Gardners Books (March 12, 2008)
9781405884006 | details & prices | 80 pages | List price $8.35
About: The country is wild and dangerous.
With Megan Follows (other contributor) | Pap/cas edition from Listening Library (May 1, 2000)
9780807283226 | details & prices | 7.00 × 7.50 × 1.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $23.00
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
With Carl Burger (other contributor) | from Laurel Leaf (January 1, 1996)
9780440226703 | details & prices | 145 pages | 4.10 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.20 lbs | List price $6.50
About: Two dogs and a cat sustain each other through hardships, hunger, and danger as they travel two hundred and fifty miles to reach home.
With Carl Burger (other contributor) | from Bantam Dell Pub Group (June 1, 1993)
9780553156164 | details & prices | 145 pages | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | List price $4.50
About: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family, facing starvation, exposure to the elements, and encounters with wild animals
The price comparison is for this edition
With Carl Burger (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Yearling Books (October 1, 1990)
9780440413240 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.26 lbs | List price $6.99
About: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family, facing starvation, exposure to the elements, and encounters with wild animals
from Irwin Pub (May 1, 1989); titled "Incredible Journey"
9780773672161 | details & prices | List price $4.95
About: Read by Megan Follows3 hours, 7 minutes, 2 cassettesInstinct told them that the way home lay to the west.
Reissue edition from Starfire (March 1, 1988); titled "Incredible Journey"
9780553274424 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.20 lbs | List price $3.99
About: Two dogs and a cat sustain each other through hardships, hunger, and danger as they travel two hundred and fifty miles to reach home
CD/Spoken Word
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With Megan Follows (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (February 14, 2006)
9780307284020 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.44 lbs | List price $14.99
About: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.
Unabridged edition from Listening Library (May 1, 2001)
9780807205082 | details & prices | List price $28.00
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Listening Library (May 1, 2001)
9780807204764 | details & prices | List price $23.00
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
With Megan Follows | from Listening Library (June 1, 2000); titled "Incredible Journey"
9780807282779 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $9.99
About: Read by Megan Follows3 hours, 7 minutes, 2 cassettesInstinct told them that the way home lay to the west.
With Megan Follows (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Listening Library (May 1, 2000)
9780807283219 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $23.00
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
With Megan Follows (other contributor) | from Listening Library (July 1, 1997)
9780553478068 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $18.00
About: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family.
Library
Large print edition from Franklin Watts (May 1, 1979); titled "Incredible Journey"
9780531002056 | details & prices | List price $7.95
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (October 1, 1990)
9780606008679 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.99
About: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family, facing starvation, exposure to the elements, and encounters with wild animals
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 18, 2008)
9781435246225 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.30 lbs | List price $14.99
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780881032307 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.60
About: Two dogs and a cat sustain each other through hardships, hunger, and danger as they travel two hundred and fifty miles to reach home.
With Carl Burger (other contributor) | from Turtleback Books (January 1, 1997)
9780613862363 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.45 lbs | List price $17.20
About: A Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a young Labrador retriever travel together 250 miles through the Canadian wilderness to find their family, facing starvation, exposure to the elements, and encounters with wild animals

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