Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

September 4, 2014

7:00 PM

When Sheila Burnford’s children were young the family had three animals that were loved and treated as part of the family. This prompted her to write a book about the loyalty of family pets and so appeared The Incredible Journey, published in 1961. The book achieved moderate success at first, but it was not until 1963, when Disney made a movie of the book, that it gained worldwide recognition. The black and white movie is now considered a classic, an adventure story that is popular with both children and adults today. In 1993, Disney made a remake of the movie called Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. The film changes the story in some ways but retains the heart- warming qualities of the original.

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