"[C]hildren's literature has no finer example of realistic animal fiction" (Silvey)
THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
By Sheila Burnford
First printing of the beloved book about pampered pets who must trek miles through the Canadian wilderness to reunite with their owners.
THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
"Written with a deep, unsentimental knowledge of animals" (rear flap)
The protagonists of this novel were based on Burnford's own observations of her pets, especially the close relationship that developed between her cat and dog. The basis for two film adaptations, Disney's THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (1963) and HOMEWARD BOUND (1993). Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award, the Canadian equivalent of the Newbery. A beautiful copy.
Read more: Silvey, Children's Books and Their Creators, 70.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1961). 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original red paper boards, spine lettered in black. In original unclipped ($3.75) pictorial dust jacket with red lettering. Illustrated by Carl Burger. , 145,  pages. Only faint sunning to jacket spine.
Fine in about-fine jacket.
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