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Farley Mowat's nearly forty books have sold millions of copies & have been published in more than twenty languages. His books include "Never Cry Wolf", "Sea of Slaughter", "The Farfarers", "People of the Deer", "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be", "The Desperate People", & "Ordeal by Ice". (Publisher Provided) He is one of Canada's most popular & distinguished writers. Through the past five decades he has recorded his experiences in several highly successful books for both adults & children. He has received scores of literary awards & his works have been translated into more than 30 languages. (Publisher Provided) Farley Mowat was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada on May 12, 1921. During World War II, he fought in the Allied invasion of Sicily. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of Captain. He studied at the University of Toronto. Farley was an author, activist, and environmentalist. He wrote more than 40 books during his lifetime including both novels and non-fiction works. His books include Never Cry Wolf, My Father's Son, Otherwise, and Eastern Passage. He received several awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal in 1956, the Governor General's Award for Lost in the Barrens in 1956, the Leacock Medal for Humour for The Boat Who Wouldn't Float in 1970, and the Order of Canada in 1981. He died on May 6, 2014 at the age of 92. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Never Cry Wolf 2,420 copies, 59 reviews
Owls in the Family 1,523 copies, 22 reviews
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be 1,050 copies, 13 reviews
Lost in the Barrens 662 copies, 11 reviews
The Boat Who Wouldn't Float 619 copies, 11 reviews
People of the Deer 471 copies, 12 reviews
A Whale for the Killing 458 copies, 10 reviews
And No Birds Sang 399 copies, 11 reviews
The Snow Walker 334 copies, 7 reviews
The Siberians 260 copies, 5 reviews
Grey Seas Under 256 copies, 6 reviews
The Farfarers: Before the Norse 229 copies, 3 reviews
The Curse of the Viking Grave 181 copies, 3 reviews
The Serpent's Coil 163 copies, 3 reviews
Sea of Slaughter 157 copies, 1 review
The Desperate People 142 copies, 1 review
Ordeal by Ice 97 copies, 1 review
The Black Joke 93 copies
Walking on the Land 83 copies, 2 reviews
Tundra 79 copies
My Discovery of America 76 copies, 1 review
No Man's River 64 copies, 1 review
The Regiment 63 copies, 2 reviews
Bay of Spirits: A Love Story 57 copies, 3 reviews
Otherwise 45 copies, 1 review
Canada North 37 copies
Eastern Passage 28 copies
Wake of the Great Sealers 22 copies, 1 review
Memoir 2 copies
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Great-great-nephew of Ontario premier Sir Oliver Mowat, Farley McGill Mowat was born on May 12, 1921, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada and grew up in Richmond Hill, Ontario where he attended Richmond Hill High School. His father, Angus Mowat, who fought at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, became a librarian and enjoyed minor success as a novelist. Farley began writing informally while his family lived in Windsor from 1930–1933. He died, aged 92, at his home in Ontario.
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