Farley Mowat, OC
He was a Canadian writer and environmentalist.


* Steven's reading // * Have read
Bibliography
1 - People of the Deer (1952; revised 1975) *
2 - The Regiment (1955)
3 - Lost in the Barrens (1956) *
         - Governor General's Award
4 - The Dog Who Wouldn't Be (1957) *
5 - Coppermine Journey:
         An Account of a Great Adventure (1958)
6 - Grey Seas Under (1959)
7 - The Desperate People (1959; revised 1999)
8 - Ordeal by Ice (1960)
9 - Owls in the Family (1961)*
10 - The Serpent's Coil (1961)
11 - The Black Joke (1962)
12 - Never Cry Wolf (1963)*  filmed in 1983*
13 - West-Viking (1965)
14 - The Curse of the Viking Grave (1966)
15 - Canada North (1967)
16 - The Polar Passion (1967) *
17 - This Rock Within the Sea: A Heritage Lost
       (1968)
18 - The Boat Who Wouldn't Float (1969) *
        - Leacock Medal for Humour
19 - The Siberians (1970)
20 - Sibir: My Discovery of Siberia (1970)
21 - A Whale for the Killing (1972) *
22 - Tundra: Selections from the Great Accounts
            of Arctic Land Voyages (1973)*
23 - Wake of the Great Sealers (1973)
24 - The Snow Walker (1975)
            - short story Walk Well, My Brother
              filmed in 2003
25 - Death of a People-the Ihalmiut (1975)
26 - Canada North Now:
         The Great Betrayal (1976)
27 - And No Birds Sang (1979)
28 - World of Farley Mowat (1980)
29 - Sea of Slaughter (1984)
30 - My Discovery of America (1985)
31 - Virunga: The Passion of Dian Fossey (1987)
32 - Woman in the Mists:
             The Story of Dian Fossey (1987)
33 - The New Founde Land (1989)
34 - Rescue the Earth!: Conversations
              with the Green Crusaders (1990)
35 - My Father's Son (1993)
36 - Born Naked (1994)
37 - Aftermath: Travels in a Post-War World (1995)
38 - The Farfarers: Before the Norse
            (1998 - Reprint 2000)
39 - The Alban Quest The Search
            for a Lost Tribe (1999)
40 - Walking on the Land (2000)
41 - High Latitudes: An Arctic Journey (2002)
42 - No Man's River (2004)
43 - Bay of Spirits: A Love Story (2006)
44 - Otherwise (2008)
45 - Eastern Passage (2010)
Farley Mowat
Did you know:

- son of a librarian
- grew up in Windsor, Ontario and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- in 1935 his uncle, an ornithologist, took him on a trip to the Arctic, which awakened his love of nature, and shaped his later life
- served in the Canadian army during WWII
- graduated from the University Toronto in 1949
- has supported himself solely through writing since then
- books have have been translated into twenty-two languages
- denied entry to the United States during the Reagan Administration
...for the enjoyment
and passion of words,
thoughts, visuals and disciplines.     Page updated: May 18, 2018
"The Boat Who Wouldn't Float"
- This was the first book I read by Mowat many years ago.

Farley McGill Mowat, OC

Born: May 12, 1921, in Belleville, Ontario
Died: Died: May 6, 2014, Port Hope
Spouse: Claire Mowat (m. 1960–2014)
   He was a conservationist and one of Canada's most widely-read authors.
   Farley Mowat was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1981. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship RV Farley Mowat was named in honour of him and he frequently visited it to assist its mission, and had also provided financial support to the group.
    He and his second wife Claire lived in Port Hope, Ontario part of Northumberland County, Ontario. They spent their summers on a farm in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
    Mowat is one of Canada's best-known authors and has sold 17 million copies of his books translated into 52 languages
1 - The Dog Who Would't Be 1957
2 - Owls in the Family - 1961
3 - The Boat Who Wouldn't Float - 1969
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1 - Lost in the Barrens - 1956
2 - Never Cry Wolf - 1963
3 - The Curse of the Viking Grave - 1966

Young children & young adult books
Farley Mowat
    Mowat has been writing since his pre-teens. He recalls composing "mostly verse" while living with his family in Windsor (1930-33) and then publishing a regular column based on his observations of birds in the Star-Phoenix after his family moved to Saskatoon. He studied at the University of Toronto; on a field trip as a student biologist he became outraged at the problems of the Inuit, all of which he attributed to white misunderstanding and exploitation. His observations led to his first book, People of the Deer (1952), which made him an instant, albeit controversial, celebrity.
    His works are bitterly attacked by some, highly praised by others; few readers remain neutral. His famous Never Cry Wolf (1963) is credited with changing the stereotypically negative perception of wolves as vicious killers. Sea of Slaughter (1984) chronicles the destruction of species in the North Atlantic. His Virunga: The Passion of Dian Fossey (1987) is a biography of the well-known primatologist.
Farley Mowat, seen here at age 89, in his Port Hope, Ontario home on October 13, 2010.
     Mowat was made an Officer of the Order of Canada (OC) in 1981. He also received the Canadian Centennial Medal (1967) the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal (1992), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

     Farley is also the
namesake of the lovable
sheepdog in the comic
strip by Lynn Johnston,
For Better or For
Worse. Johnston
and Mowat were
long-time friends. Note: Lynn Johnston, CM OM is a Canadian cartoonist, known for her newspaper comic strip For Better or For Worse. She was the first woman and first Canadian to win the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben Award.