Born Naked

Born Naked

by Farley Mowat

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Farley Mowat's outrageous memoir begins with his unlikely conception in a canoe and continues to his boyhood fascination with creatures of the natural world and on to his youthful rambles and adventures. To his immense pleasure and his parents' dismay, he adopted various beasts (whom he affectionately calls "The Others") as roomates. In this boyhood memoir, he recounts the exploits of this second family, who have been the subjects of many of his beloved books for young readers. This is the tale of a mischievous, immensely gifted young naturalist, recounted with the wisdom, humour and grown-up perspective of a very talented writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771000925
Publisher: D & M Publishers
Publication date: 06/14/2013
Series: NONE
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 871,484
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Farley Mowat is an internationally renowned author and conservationist whose work has been translated into more than 50 languages. His bestselling books include Never Cry Wolf and Owls in the Family. He lives in Ontario, Canada.

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Born Naked 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Age has not scarred the memory of this famous writer. I read the books to my children and just discovered this autobiography of his young age. My older teens thought this a great addition to their Mowat collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is set in Ontario and Saskatchuan Canada. To people who live there it will bring a smile to your face and memories flooding back I'm sure. I have always wanted to go to Canada and this piece provided a doorway to me. Mowat is HILARIOUS as he tells his life's story. And the way he talks about the animals and nature in his book will touch your heart.
Joshi Jacobsma More than 1 year ago
Pferdina on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Some of the stories in this book will be familiar to fans of Farley Mowat, but this autobiography covering the first sixteen years of his life also contains many new episodes. Born in 1921, Farley Mowat lived in southern Ontario and also Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with his parents. His father worked as a librarian much of this time.For a Mowat fan, this book was fun to read. The descriptions of life on the prairie during the Great Depression were vivid, but seen through the eyes of a young boy who had few cares. The end of the book, just before the Mowats move back to Ontario when Farley is 16, seems abrupt.