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Literature / The Incredible Journey

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A children's novel by Sheila Burnford about a trio of animals trekking across the Canadian wilderness in search of their family. The voyagers are Luath, a young Labrador retriever, Bodger, an old bull terrier, and Tao, a seal-point Siamese.

It's been adapted to film twice, once in 1963 and more famously in the 1993 film Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. The latter film changes up quite a bit, notably changing the breeds and swapping the breed types of the young and old dogs and making the male Siamese a female Himalayan, but loses none of the original story's ability to make grown men cry like children (along with everyone else).


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