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Author:
Farley Mowat
ISBN13:
978-0771066610
ISBN:
0771066619
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Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart (1993)
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Canada
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1418 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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423

Home Farley Mowat The Boat Who Wouldn't Float. Like him I had often found surcease from the miseries I brought upon myself by spending hours immersed in books about the cruises of small boats to far-distant corners of the oceanic world.

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Start by marking The Boat Who Wouldn't Float as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. How Farley and a varied crew, including the intrepid lady who married him, coaxed the boat from Newfoundland to Lake Ontario is a marvellous story. The encounters with sharks, rum-runners, rum and a host of unforgettable characters on land and sea make this a very funny book for readers of all ages. After reading the book, I feel we may have sold the Alacrity too soon.

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Farley Mowat, through his book, has brought to life many long forgotten memories of how wonderful it was sharing a few weeks each year with the unforgettable characters of Newfoundland. I guess the best critique I can offer for The Boat Who Wouldn't Float is in a letter I wrote to my 82 year old Aunt, who still lives in my grandmother's house overlooking St. George's bay; "Sorry I missed your call, Auntie. If you sense that Newfoundland's been on my mind you'd be right. I don't think I've enjoyed reading anything as much in ages. He literally transports me to Newfoundland and is making me miserably homesick.

Farley McGill Mowat, OC (May 12, 1921 – May 6, 2014) was a Canadian writer and environmentalist. He achieved fame with the publication of his books on the Canadian north, such as People of the Deer (1952) and Never Cry Wolf (1963).

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About the author (1984). Farley Mowat was born in Belleville, Ontario, in 1921, and grew up in Belleville, Trenton, Windsor, Saskatoon, Toronto, and Richmond Hill. He served in World War II from 1940 until 1945, entering the army as a private and emerging with the rank of captain

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  • I was born on The Rock, but we moved away when I was an infant. But as a youth I was fortunate enough to have had the privilege of spending my summers with my grandmother in a small fishing village on Newfoundland's southwest coast. It was what a troubled youth raised in the suburbs of New York city needed to give balance to his life.
    I often think of those summers and long to be there, but, sad to say, circumstances prevent it.
    Farley Mowat, through his book, has brought to life many long forgotten memories of how wonderful it was sharing a few weeks each year with the unforgettable characters of Newfoundland.
    I guess the best critique I can offer for The Boat Who Wouldn't Float is in a letter I wrote to my 82 year old Aunt, who still lives in my grandmother's house overlooking St. George's bay;

    "Sorry I missed your call, Auntie. If you sense that Newfoundland's been on my mind you'd be right.
    Have you ever heard of Farley Mowat? I understand he's one of Canada's most celebrated authors. I'm currently reading his book The Boat Who Wouldn't Float. I don't think I've enjoyed reading anything as much in ages. He literally transports me to Newfoundland and is making me miserably homesick. His vivid descriptions of the people and their customs, their hard-scrabble lives, the picturesque fishing villages, and the history surrounding it all thoroughly entertains. I'll be sad when I run out of pages to turn. Fortunately, he's written a few more books about The Rock that will no doubt make me equally miserable. Think I'll go and read a couple more chapters right now..."

  • Farley Mowat is one of the most underrated and brilliant writers you will EVER encounter. Once you get into one of his books, you will look for more of his writings. The Boat... exposed his incredible humor, as will The Dog Who Wouldn't Be.

    Never Cry Wolf, People of the Deer, A Whale for the Killing, et al, will show you the intensity and depth of his observations and feelings regarding the ineptitude of Government Bureaucrats. He stands head and shoulders over the general mundane "naturalists", who are wont to skew their writings to advance an agenda. He deals only in FACTS, and sometimes it does not speak well of our so-called "intelligent humanity".

    Grey Seas Under, and The Serpents Coil will keep you glued to the books, right to the end. His genius and stories will live on long past ANY of his readers.

    Einar R. Petersen, Merchant Marine Chief Engineer

  • Enjoyed the book immensely. Reads very easily in a funny style that makes a person feel good to interact with. Did not like that the book vendor put their unremovable inventory sticker on the front cover directly over the dog's face, which I ended up tearing off with the stickum after I had to scratch it away when the sticker failed to just peel, so I had to re-draw it with a sharpie as this was a gift. They kindly offered a refund. Anyone who puts books into the world is a hero, but I'd much rather have heard that they'll use better stickers or at least be more judicious about where they're placed going forward.

  • This book had me laughing most of the time. He found some unusual ways to describe the process of stuffing the hull with things like mud, so that the hull wouldn't let quite as much ocean in.... I'll never line up whiskey bottles, either, after reading this book- just one scene, but I was laughing and crying just the same...

  • I have to say that I found the first few chapters hard to take and if this was my first Mowat book I would have thought that he was insane. I don't want to spoil the story so I won't describe why I felt so. However, the book picks up once the voyage begins and Mowat's descriptions of nature (weather, sea, terrain)are unsurpassed. He does good descriptions of the characters that he encounters, as well. Still one of my favorite authors.

    My understanding is that in later books he becomes disillusioned with the Newfoundlanders and other local types.

  • Great story written by a great writer. All one has to do is read one of Mowat's books, and you become a fan, wanting to read them all.

  • I had actually read this book before, but had loaned my copy to someone and it was never returned. I enjoyed the re-read just as much as the first go-through! Farley Mowat is a first-class writer with a marvelous sense of how to use words for maximum impact and complete hilarity! Late teens and adults would love this book. It's a bit too complex for younger teens although there is no foul language or "situations" that would be improper.

  • This is my favorite book of all time. Too funny!