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He was 92. Don’t have a link for you, but many of you probably know who he is in any case.

For those who do not know who he is, I recommend you pick up one of his books … any would be fine, but if you have to start somewhere, “Never Cry Wolf” is a great place to start.

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I actually like his auto-biographical books like "Owls in the Family" the best, but he, but he was a great writer who influenced my thinking and world view over many years.

RIP

What was the name of the book about the homemade boat?


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I just saw this.  So long Farley.  I loved the movie "Never Cry Wolf" and his "owls in the Family" is on my list, along with several others.

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We all go.  I loved the couple of his books that I read.  He seems to have lived a long and full life, I'll just raise a drink to him and smile.  :)  Fare thee well.

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He was a great writer and a fascinating person.  He stretched the truth here and there and wasn't above ruffling feathers for mere sport, but he went places that few people get to see and he endured withering criticism for raising unpopular issues like the depletion of non-human life from sea, sky, and land.
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Another  great friend of the environment and the wild has left us.  Although I agree with Big Load about him stretching the truth a bit and going a little too far, he still brought attention to the environment that was needed.  Never Cry Wolf, A Whale for the Killing and People of the Deer are all books well worth reading.

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What was the name of the book about the homemade boat?

The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

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A visionary in the environmental movement.  Mowat brought a sense of awareness through his many books.  Quite the prolific writer.  Had anyone watched Finding Farley?

https://www.nfb.ca/film/finding_farley/

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R.I.P., Mr. Mowat.

His books will always be around for future generations to read. I especially like "Never Cry Wolf" and the subsequent movie.

Here's a link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014....l?_r=0#


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R.I.P., Mr. Mowat.

His books will always be around for future generations to read. I especially like "Never Cry Wolf" and the subsequent movie.

Here's a link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014....l?_r=0#

Ya, it was a good movie. Might have to watch it again.  Been awhile.


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The first book of his I read was Lost in the Barrens, led to my brother and I trying to build a cabin and live off the land, I think we lasted about 4 hours before we needed a PB&J.

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What was the name of the book about the homemade boat?

The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

:D

One of the funniest books ever.  Who cares how much of it is true?

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It was all true in human attitude!

He kind of mixed prose and poetry, with a fairly large slice of poetic license, and I loved every bit of it.


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The Snow Walker is available for free on Hulu. I loved the film which was taken from a mix of some of the short stories in the book.

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I had no idea who he was or what he did, but I just watched a really cool video with him in it, pretty neat guy.

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I had no idea who he was or what he did, but I just watched a really cool video with him in it, pretty neat guy.

He was banned from the USA for a time, possibly with less justification than Rob Ford.
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And, he was the target of a political witchhunt in Canada due to exposing the inhumane treatment, and mini genocide, of Canadian aborigines.

But he came out on top of all those exchanges!  A real populist hero, and a very talented writer.


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