On May 6, 2014, the life of an amazing Canadian writer ended. Farley Mowat was six days shy of his 93rd birthday when he passed away but with his scores of books and a seemingly endless array of environmental and social involvement throughout his well lived life it is clear his legacy will carry on for generations.
I had not read any of Farley's books when I was in school growing up so knew very little about him, his writings or environmentalism work. Since the news of his passing I have started to delve further in to Farley's world and I wanted to revisit a documentary I watched about a year ago.
Picked up from the Calgary Public Library the National Film Board film called Finding Farley is just over an hour long and tells the story of a family retracing the literary footsteps of Farley Mowat, starting in Canmore, AB all the way to Arviat, NT... by canoe! . The canoe not only carried the paddling expertise of the husband and wife team but also tagging along was their 2-year old son and the family dog. Amazing story and after watching it again last night I have been reignited by the adventure bug. Time to read more Mowat and get out on the land.
Do you have a favourite Farley Mowat book?