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Book Title: Born Naked|
The author of the book: Farley Mowat
ISBN 13: 9780395689271
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 5.9
Edition: Houghton Mifflin
Date of issue: April 1st 1994
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Another delightful look into Mowat's youth, this book talks about how his parents got together and the adventures the family had from then until Farley was around sixteen years old.
The title refers to the fact that Mowat was not born with a caul over his head, something which his father said would be a sign that his son would be a sailor. Mowat was born as 'naked as everyone else', but he did quickly learn to love the ocean as well as almost every wild creature he came across.
He was one of those boys who was always bringing home critters, and his parents were way more indulgent than mine ever would have been. Mowat was lucky to have had the type of youth he had, to have seen many wonderful sights in Nature that most likely are no longer happening at the same levels, such as the huge bird and caribou migrations he witnessed.
He developed a conscience towards his beloved wildlife also. He learned early that he preferred studying a creature's life while it was living, as opposed to simply killing it and examining the remains. A trip to Churchill with his uncle especially helped him realize how outdated and harmful the old 'scientific' attitudes were. I am glad he followed his heart to a new way of seeing the world.
Mowat's famous dog Mutt was mentioned in these pages as well, but he was not the focus here the way he was in his own book, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, my first and still favorite Mowat title. The best thing about Mutt here was the pictures. I finally got to see the actual dog; and the next time I read his book, I will have a more accurate mental picture!
I don't remember much about Mowat's mother from the other books I read, but here she comes to life for me. I have to say she put up with a lot more than I could have handled. Not so much from her son as from her husband. I felt sorry for her more than once, but she never gave up, and I had to laugh when she made this comment to friends after one little misadventure by Mowat. " "He gets it from his father. Has to be the center of attention, no matter what. Some day they'll both fall through their pants and hang themselves."
Mowat himself says the statement (which he overheard but never understood) haunted him for years. Well, yeah, I guess so! LOL.
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Read information about the authorFarley McGill Mowat was a conservationist and one of Canada's most widely-read authors.
Many of his most popular works have been memoirs of his childhood, his war service, and his work as a naturalist. His works have been translated into 52 languages and he has sold more than 14 million books.
Mowat studied biology at the University of Toronto. During a field trip to the Arctic, Mowat became outraged at the plight of the Ihalmiut, a Caribou Inuit band, which he attributed to misunderstanding by whites. His outrage led him to publish his first novel, People of the Deer (1952). This book made Mowat into a literary celebrity and was largely responsible for the shift in the Canadian government's Inuit policy: the government began shipping meat and dry goods to a people they previously denied existed.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship RV Farley Mowat was named in honour of him, and he frequently visited it to assist its mission.
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