Farley Mowat's youth was charmed and hilarious, and unbelievably free in its access to unspoiled nature through bird-banding expeditions and overnight outings in the dead of winter. The author writes of sleeping in haystacks for survival, and other adventures, with equal shares of Booth Tarkington and Jack London. He also brings back Mutt, the famous hero-dog of his classic THE DOG WHO WOULDN'T BE, and his pet owl Wol, hero of OWLS IN THE FAMILY. The tale of an outrageous and clever boy, BORN NAKED takes its place as the foundation of the Farley Mowat canon.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
FARLEY MOWAT's many books, including NEVER CRY WOLF, SEA OF SLAUGHTER, and BORN NAKED, have delighted young and old alike. They have sold over fourteen million copies worldwide and have been published in fifty-two languages. He lives in Port Hope, Ontario, with his wife, the writer, Claire Mowat.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Age has not scarred the memory of this famous writer. I read the books to my children and just discovered this autobiography of his young age. My older teens thought this a great addition to their Mowat collection.
This book is set in Ontario and Saskatchuan Canada. To people who live there it will bring a smile to your face and memories flooding back I'm sure. I have always wanted to go to Canada and this piece provided a doorway to me. Mowat is HILARIOUS as he tells his life's story. And the way he talks about the animals and nature in his book will touch your heart.
Some of the stories in this book will be familiar to fans of Farley Mowat, but this autobiography covering the first sixteen years of his life also contains many new episodes. Born in 1921, Farley Mowat lived in southern Ontario and also Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with his parents. His father worked as a librarian much of this time.For a Mowat fan, this book was fun to read. The descriptions of life on the prairie during the Great Depression were vivid, but seen through the eyes of a young boy who had few cares. The end of the book, just before the Mowats move back to Ontario when Farley is 16, seems abrupt.