The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
Write 6 words you would put on this book if it were in the “Blind Date With A Book” shelf. Dogs, Cats, Adventure, Survival, Wilderness, Friendship
Any particular reason for choosing this book? I was reading a non-fiction book about dogs this year and I found out there was a book about two dogs and a cat who went on a big adventure. It sounded interesting so I began reading it as soon as possible.
Who was your favorite character and why? Luath because, although he was not at his best, he fought hard to protect his friends and keep them all alive, prioritizing getting them food first.
Who was your least favorite character and why? I didn’t actually have a least favorite character; they all had some good side.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? It got into it from the start, which I liked, so, yes, it grabbed me immediately.
What did you think of the ending? The ending was one of the sweetest I had read in a while.
What was the moral of the story? When you think all is lost, it all comes back to you; it is only once you lose all hope that you become hopeful once more.
Did you learn anything? I learned a lot about the native Americans in the Canada area and how to treat animals with certain problems and about the history of Siamese cats, bull terriers, hunting, and more.
Favorite quote: “…time was eternal, expendable; sometimes hours became seconds, often seconds became hours, but there was no limit to it, no reason to hoard it.”
How does the book compare to the film? They have adapted it into a film but I have not seen it.
Who would you recommend it to? Everyone; it has a very meaningful message and an intense but adorable story.
Number of unknown words: 38
Recipe: Rabbit Stew