The Dog Who Wouldn't Be

The Dog Who Wouldn't Be

Book - 2005
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A hilarious story of Farley Mowat's boyhood on the Canadian prairies and his beloved unusual dog.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2005
ISBN: 9780771066658
0771066651
Branch Call Number: J FIC Mowat 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 238 p. :,ill
Additional Contributors: Galdone, Paul

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whitcombs2do
Aug 23, 2016

Another classic from Farley. Some of the Mutt episodes are more outlandish than anything you'll find in James Herriot's Yorkshire Vetinary's books! Farley writes as well as Herriot, too. He has a similar dry sense of humor with deadpan delivery. Those who love this must read "Never Cry Wolf" as well. A warning: many of Farley's books about the Canadian north are not at all humorous, though they give us a real insight into the impact of the coming of the white man to the New World.

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Rubicat
Jun 16, 2016

I'd never read Mowat before but I love him now. I liked reading about life on the Canadian prairies during the depression years and Mowat's family life - so very different from my experience. I really enjoyed the life & times of Mutt and the family's treatment of him as a full member of the family and their acceptance of his quirks. I'll be looking for more of Mr. Mowat's writing.

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owner_ex
Jul 03, 2014

its so popular that I had to put one on hold!
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geezr_rdr Dec 05, 2013

This well-written tale of a very unusual dog appeals to animal lovers but also gives an interesting glimpse into life on the Canadian prairie during the dust bowl years. A good introduction to the Farley Mowat body of work.

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vivmor61
Oct 10, 2009

Delightful, fun, quirky and educational ... all wrapped up in a very readable format. I loved it!

dntblnk Sep 02, 2009

How could one not laugh outloud with this book. Dog lovers all know a dog like this.

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