The Incredible Journey (Homeward Bound) by Sheila Burnford

The Incredible JourneyThe Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Popular Canada wide, this story brings the reader directly into the rugged terrain of this fine country of ours. Teamwork is a much-needed effort for these house pets and a wonderful lesson for all youngsters. A touching and heart-warming tale as these three unlikely tails wag across the country, braving the elements, to return to their humans. An adventure for certain, this book will have your child turning pages, but do afford them the opportunity to read the book before watching the movie.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

The Legend of Sleepy HollowThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Myth, legend, tales from the dark side, or is this Headless Horseman a natural phenomenon? It appears that (in the movie) a young detective (played by Johnny Depp) is about to uncover the reality of the community’s terror, and it’s meaning, first hand. Graphically displayed is the book, yet intense is the film. A fascinating read, but do keep your head on your shoulders, you’re going to need it.

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The Man in the Iron Mask by Randall Wallace

The Man in the Iron MaskThe Man in the Iron Mask by Randall Wallace
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Twin Princes – one good-hearted, yet unknowing of the whole truth, and the other, takes the position of the king, yet he knows nothing of his ill-treated brother – but fate and destiny have their cards to play. The ‘Iron Mask’ a horrid thing, but from one brother to the next, the truth is revealed and good shall rule. Again, Randall Wallace writes with a fine pen; treachery, betrayal, tyranny, history, justice, and devotion to good. A great read, and a great film.

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My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara

My Friend FlickaMy Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In the book, the main character is a young boy, but in the movie, Ken’s a girl – either way, a child who loves a horse, is a child who loves a horse. This horse, however, is dangerous, wild, and unpredictable – both horse and child need each other. One of my favorite books about horse lovers, Flicka should be read and the movie visited often by all children, teens and adults alike.

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Pearl Harbor by Randall Wallace

Pearl HarborPearl Harbor by Randall Wallace
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Old-fashioned love during a time of war, who gets the girl? All the dynamics of a great story and read, turned to film repeatedly over the years. War. Love. Best friends. Danger. Death. Randall Wallace wrote with such care the words that make you feel, see, hear, and smell this horrid war surrounding a love structured to last a lifetime. Pages turn like the frames of a film reel, and your mind sees everything unfold. Five thumbs up for this book, and film.

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