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Farley Mowat

July 2nd, 2010, 01:21 PM
Any Farley Mowat fans out there. If so..what is your fave book?

July 2nd, 2010, 10:29 PM
Never Cry Wolf was my brother's all-time favorite when he was younger...I remember him reading it over and over again. I just picked up a copy for my younger son and will dive in as soon as he's done.

Do you have suggestions for any other of his books, Noah?

Rick C
July 7th, 2010, 11:28 PM
"And No Birds Sang," Farley Mowat's book of personal experiences in World War II, is one of the great anti-war books of all time, as well as one of the funniest.

Great book, very readable. I've read it about half a dozen times.

"Walk Well My Brother," a short story, was later turned into the wonderful, beautifully filmed movie: "The Snow Walker." You'll cry!!!

Rick C

July 8th, 2010, 08:23 AM
When I was younger, I loved The Dog Who Wouldn't Be.

August 8th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Finished Never Cry Wolf last week. What a wonderful book and a wonderful story-teller!

When I was younger, I loved The Dog Who Wouldn't Be.

Just started that one a few nights ago and am enjoying it immensely.

Rick, those will be the next two on my list, thanks for the suggestions. I can't believe I never read any of Mowat's books before :o.

Gail P
August 9th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Here's a list of Farley Mowat Titles. Of them I've read The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, Owls in the Family, Virunga: The Passion of Dian Fossey, A Whale for the Killing and Sea of Slaughter. Never read Never Cry Wolf but I did see the movie. I think I might have also read Lost in the Barrens many years ago, but I can't remember for sure.

* People of the Deer (1952; revised 1975) ISBN 0-89190-818-8
* The Regiment (1955) ISBN 0-7710-6575-2
* Lost in the Barrens (1956) ISBN 0-553-27525-9
* The Dog Who Wouldn't Be (1957) ISBN 0-553-27928-9
* Coppermine Journey: An Account of a Great Adventure (1958)
* Grey Seas Under: The Perilous Rescue Missions of a North Atlantic Salvage Tug (1959) LCC 58-11440
* The Desperate People (1959; revised 1999)LCC 59-13733
* Ordeal by Ice (1960)
* Owls in the Family (1961)LCC 62-7169
* The Serpent's Coil: An Incredible Story of Hurricane-Battered ships the Heroic Men Who Fought to Save Them (1961)
* The Black Joke (1962) LCC 63-13462
* Never Cry Wolf (1963) LCC 63-19169 filmed in 1983 ISBN 1-55890-281-3
* West-Viking (1965) LCC 65-20746
* The Curse of the Viking Grave (1966) ISBN 0-553-27525-9
* Canada North (1967)
* The Polar Passion (1967)
* This Rock Within the Sea: A Heritage Lost (1968) LCC 69-12137
* The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (1969) ISBN 0-553-27788-X
* The Siberians (1970) ISBN 0-1400-3456-0
* Sibir: My Discovery of Siberia (1970)
* A Whale for the Killing (1972) ISBN 0-7710-6570-1
* Tundra: Selections from the Great Accounts of Arctic Land Voyages (1973) ISBN 0-7710-6627-9
* Wake of the Great Sealers (1973) LCC 73-14315
* The Snow Walker (1975) ISBN 0-7704-2209-8 short story Walk Well, My Brother filmed in 2003 ISBN 1-59241-410-9
* Death of a People-the Ihalmiut (1975)
* Canada North Now: The Great Betrayal (1976) ISBN 0-7710-6596-5
* And No Birds Sang (1979) ISBN 0-316-58695-1
* World of Farley Mowat (1980) ISBN 0-316-58689-7
* Sea of Slaughter (1984) 0-87113-013-0
* My Discovery of America (1985) ISBN 0-87113-050-5
* Virunga: The Passion of Dian Fossey (1987)
* Woman in the Mists: The Story of Dian Fossey (1987) ISBN 0-446-51360-1
* The New Founde Land (1989) ISBN 0-7710-6689-9
* Rescue the Earth!: Conversations with the Green Crusaders (1990) ISBN 0-7710-6684-8
* My Father's Son (1993) ISBN 0-395-65029-1
* Born Naked (1994) ISBN 0-395-73528-9
* Aftermath: Travels in a Post-War World (1995) ISBN 1-57098-103-5
* The Farfarers: Before the Norse (1998 - Reprint 2000) ISBN 1-883642-56-6
* The Alban Quest The Search for a Lost Tribe (1999) ISBN 0-297-84295-1
* Walking on the Land (2000) ISBN 1-58642-024-0
* High Latitudes: An Arctic Journey (2002) ISBN 1-58642-061-5
* No Man's River (2004) ISBN 0-7867-1430-1
* Bay of Spirits: A Love Story (2006) ISBN 0-7710-6538-8
* Otherwise (2008) ISBN 0-771-06489-6

August 10th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Gail, how did you like Owls in the family. I hear it is for children, but heard of adults reading it as well in the past.

August 11th, 2010, 11:19 AM
That was the name of the other Farley Mowatt book I read! (Didn't want to mention it until I remembered what it was called:o) In one way it is interesting. It's a slightly fictionalized account of Farley's finding/stealing two Great horned owlets as a boy and raising them, leading to some hilarious situations, and some sad ones as well. The ending is sad, as is inevitable when someone without proper knowledge tries to take a wild animal and make a pet out of it. Worth reading, Remember it happened in the sixties before there were laws forbidding this.

Gail P
August 12th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Gail, how did you like Owls in the family. I hear it is for children, but heard of adults reading it as well in the past.
It was such a long time ago that I read it, but I seem to recall enjoying it as a child of about 10/11 :shrug: I remember the age because that one year I was in a split grade in school and the other grade (the one I wasn't in) was reading it in class.