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Sheila Burnford

Scottish-born Canadian author Sheila Burnford (1918-1984) is best known for her timeless classic, The Incredible Journey, about two dogs and a cat travelling through the Canadian wilderness in search of their owner, which became a bestseller after the release of the 1963 film adaptation. A successful remake of the film was released in 1993 under the title Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.

Burnford’s other works include Bel Ria, the story of a small dog caught up in the Second World War, and the autobiographical work One Woman’s Arctic, based on the author’s two summers on Baffin Island in the early 1970s.