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~~ A truly INCREDIBLE JOURNEY! ~~
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2016
Enjoyed by the entire family as a read aloud if you enjoy books that use wonderful and detailed descriptions with no dumbing down for children then this book is for you! The season is the Fall, the area is Ontario, Canada. Meet John Longridge, a writer, who has been animal sitting for the last 8 months for a professor friend of his who had to go overseas on an assignment. The three animals in his care are:
>Tao, a Siamese cat
>Bodger, an old, white English Bull Terrier
>Luath, a young Labrador Retriever
John is heading to his brother's cabin a couple hundred miles away. Leaving a note as well as talking with his housekeeper Mrs. Oakes, all is arranged for her to look after the animals until he returns. Unfortunately Tao knocks the paperweight in the night dislodging the second sheet of paper which ends up in the fire. The next morning, Luath takes the initiative to head home to his master. Will the others follow? Mrs. Oakes believes that the animals have gone with John so no one is worried about them.
Heading west, Tao is able to catch his own food. Bodger is too old and weakness soon occurs. What will happen? Luath has been bred to only retrieve and not harm. Will the hunger finally take over? This is truly a story of an INCREDIBLE JOURNEY! Unlike some books where the author has the animals talking there is none of that in this book. We see the relationship/bond the three have between them but that is it. This book is 11 chapters and the animals truly face some very difficult dangers along with the odd unexpected kindness here and there.
FANTASTIC! Highly recommend. Our 13, 10 and 7 year old loved it as did I. I purchased this book for my Kindle. I was not required to write a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz