Book Review: The Incredible Journey

 The Incredible Journey 
 Sheila Burnford 
 Juvenile Fiction 
 Yearling Books 
 160 

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Recommended Audience: grades 5-8

Summary: This is the story of three pets (two dogs- lab Luath and bull terrier Bodger and a Siamese cat-Tao) who travel 300+ miles through Ontario, Canada’s wilderness in search of their beloved owners. They have many obstacles and adventures along the way.

Reaction: If you like survival books and animal books, this is the perfect book for you. These animals face many obstacles, but they do it together. They show that friendship and determination pay off. It will have you laughing, crying, holding your breath, and sighing.


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Megan is a middle school student in Hunterdon County. She enjoys spending time teaching her parakeet Blueberry new sounds and letting him fly onto her shoulder. When she isn't playing with Blueberry, she is often chasing her mutt Pepsi around the yard and teaching her fun, new tricks. Megan's goals include creating a hotel for homeless dogs so that they are comfortable and safe until they are adopted and educating people about the importance of spaying/neutering. Her accomplishments include having a birthday party in which guests donated items to a local shelter in lieu of gifts, periodically using her own money to shop frugally for items for a local shelter, educating her peers about the importance of spaying and neutering (based on MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech), donating items to the HarnessLife yard sale, and, most recently, writing book reviews for HarnessLife. Megan doesn't just "flip out" about the pet overpopulation problem; she is also a JOGA level 5 competitive gymnast. She is thrilled to be a volunteer for HarnessLife and hopes that she will help make a difference.

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