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Old 07 May 2014, 08:17 PM
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Canada Farley Mowat dead at 92

Farley Mowat, one of Canada's best-known authors and a noted environmentalist, has died at age 92.

Mary Shaw-Rimmington, the author's assistant, confirmed his passing to CBC News on Wednesday afternoon. Mowat died at his home in Port Hope, Ont.

Mowat, author of dozens of works including Lost in the Barrens and Never Cry Wolf, introduced Canada to readers around the world and shared everything from his time abroad during the Second World War, to his travels in the North and his concern for the deteriorating environment.

My dad first introduced me to the writings of Farley Mowat when I was 10. RIP Mr. Mowat.
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Old 07 May 2014, 08:52 PM
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I remember reading so many of his books when I was younger. "The Dog who Wouldn't Be" "The Boat that Wouldn't Float" and many others.
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Old 07 May 2014, 10:18 PM
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Ah, one of my favorite authors when I was a kid. Also the main reason my diet consists mostly of mice. RIP
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Old 07 May 2014, 11:33 PM
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When I read the title of the thread, an image of a goofy, happy spaniel mix with goggles on his head popped into my mind. He was a favorite author when I was a kid, too. Now I'll have to go find a Kindle edition of The Dog Who Wouldn't Be.

I hope there is a dog with goggles waiting for you by the bridge, Mr. Mowat.
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Old 08 May 2014, 01:11 AM
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The first book of his I ever read was Lost in the Barrens. I was thoroughly hooked and couldn't wait to read the sequel. It's dated now but in its day it definitely broke new ground. Much as I loved his teen fiction though it was his non-fiction that stood out for me. And No Birds Sang is one of the best memoirs from WWII that I've ever read.
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Old 08 May 2014, 02:41 PM
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Owls in the Family was a Grade 3 and Grade 4 favourite of mine.

Years later, I read And No Birds Sang because that was my Grandfather's regiment.

A gifted and controversial writer. But he left a good legacy for others to use and follow.

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