Search Results: "Farley Mowat"


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BORN NAKED by Farley Mowat
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 1994

"Born Naked is, like Bunje, wide-eyed and bouncy with the basic joy of being conscious."
This spirited memoir of a Canadian childhood by the great nature writer (Never Cry Wolf—not reviewed) is a prequel to My Father's Son and gives the boy's version of the years given a dog's-eye view in The Dog Who Wouldn't Be. Read full book review >

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FARLEY by James King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2003

"A valuable backgrounder for those about to delve into Mowat's ouevre."
A highly readable biography of a piece-of-work in progress: Farley Mowat—scourge of all ratty human behavior on Earth, prolific writer, sheer presence, still very much alive and kicking at 82—is measured and found impressive by novelist/biographer King (Virginia Woolf, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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HIGH LATITUDES by Farley Mowat
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2003

"A fine slice out of Mowat time, along with the sound of voices so remote that they take your breath away and rouse your instinct to wonder—just as Mowat wished."
A 1966 journey across northern Canada, much of it above the Arctic Circle. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER'S SON by Farley Mowat
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1993

"Not a classic—Mowat's talent hadn't yet matured, and Angus wasn't of Farley's stature as a writer—but a bracing reminder of what really matters."
A one-of-a-kind book, and with a misleading authorship—for this is actually a collection of correspondence between Mowat, one of Canada's most popular and cantakerous writers, and his novelist-librarian father during the harrowing World War II years of 1942-45. Read full book review >

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BAY OF SPIRITS by Farley Mowat
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 2007

"A bracing tale of the fierce struggle waged by those devoted to the sea as a way of life."
Hardy, sea-sprayed travelogue of the author's colorful journeys along the rugged Newfoundland coast in the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >

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NO MAN’S RIVER by Farley Mowat
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A superior example of Mowat's chronicling powers, illuminating a grand Canadian region that was about to change forever."
Master wilderness storyteller Mowat (High Latitudes, 2003, etc.) spins a rousing tale of travels through the Canadian Far North during 1947, darkened a bit by forebodings about the future. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An unsatisfying ramble, salvaged by a few striking passages."
Part travelogue, part war memoir, this insubstantial, disjointed reminiscence succeeds as neither. Read full book review >

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FARLEY FARTS by Birte Müller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Since Farley's distress is treated in a jokey way, he's more likely to get smirks than sympathy from readers; wave this off in favor of Shinta Cho's informative, amusing The Gas We Pass (1994). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Hard on the heels of Lisa Kopelke's Excuse Me! (2003) comes another tale of a frog with chronic digestive difficulties. Read full book review >

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FARLEY FOUND IT! by Bruce Van Patter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Fine bedtime fodder, especially for kids who fear the dark. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An insomniac sheep becomes a very unwelcome overnight guest in this good-natured tale of trespass. Read full book review >

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FARLEY FOLLOWS HIS NOSE by Lynn Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A great addition to storytimes on baths, senses and dogs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For Better or for Worse's dog Farley doesn't love baths, but they do make him hungry. Read full book review >

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THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Packaged to recall other diary tales of middle school (faux-spiral binding, scratchy, faux-handprinted type—often hard to read—and roughly drawn illustrations), this take on the rotten inner life of a true bully is a mixed bag. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Combine Roald Dahl's Twits and other villains, mix with the first-person-journaling trope and the comedic result might look something like this. Read full book review >