WorldCat Identities

Mowat, Farley

Works: 452 works in 2,561 publications in 13 languages and 51,045 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Autobiographies  History  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Short stories  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Travel writing 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Compiler, Conceptor
Classifications: PR9199.3.M68, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Farley Mowat
Never cry wolf by Farley Mowat( Book )

176 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 4,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unforgettable odyssey of self-discovery and startling adventure begins as a young, inexperienced biologist is deposited alone onto the frozen Arctic tundra. Once settled, he struggles not only to endure the forces of nature, but also to learn as much as he can about the mysterious and misconstrued habits of the wolves he has been sent to study
Sea of slaughter by Farley Mowat( Book )

49 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the exploitation and sometimes extinction of wildlife in North America. Also tells the story of societies trying to protect these animals
Woman in the mists : the story of Dian Fossey and the mountain gorillas of Africa by Farley Mowat( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the American researcher who studied and fought for the survival of the African mountain gorilla
Owls in the family by Farley Mowat( Book )

102 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Wol and Weeps, two great horned owls, who turn a household upside down, outwit the wittiest of dogs and terrorize an entire neighborhood
A whale for the killing by Farley Mowat( Book )

67 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s, Farley Mowat was living in the tiny fishing community of Burgeo on the southwest coast of Newfoundland. When an 80-ton fin whale became trapped in a nearby saltwater lagoon, Mowat rejoiced: here was the first chance to study at close range one of the most magnificent animals in creation. Some local villagers thought otherwise, blasting the whale with rifle fire and hacking open her back with a motorboat propeller. Mowat appealed desperately to the authorities, but it was too late-ravaged by an infection resulting from her massive wounds, the whale died. A plea for the end of commercial hunting of the whale, this moving account blends all the tension of the life-and-death struggle for one animal's survival with the drama of man's wanton destruction of life-bearing creatures and the environment itself
People of the Deer by Farley Mowat( Book )

117 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mowat's observations of the Ihalmiut Eskimo from several visits to Keewatin mainly in the 1940's. Their way of life, social customs, folklore and the effect of the white man on them are described
The dog who wouldn't be by Farley Mowat( Book )

91 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the author's happy boyhood experiences in Canada with his dog Mutt and two owls named Weeps and Wol
The snow walker by Farley Mowat( Book )

55 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farley Mowat spins fascinating tales from the heritage of the Arctic North. The Snow Walker revives a haunting portrait of a land and its people--where the merciless power of the elements creates unique bonds between men and between men and their world--capturing the essential mystery of the Arctic and of Eskimo lore. All of these stories deal with survival, whether they are fact or fiction, whether they speak of the earliest life in the Arctic or the most contemporary. Each is a powerful piece of writing about people who are threatened with extinction by civilization, by the greed and cruelty of man, and by the rigors of nature. Mowat's stories describe not only the hardships of life in the Arctic and the almost invincible snow, wind, and cold; they also celebrate the beauty of the North and the human endurance and courage that withstand its most fearsome elements. Through its poignant narratives of a way of life that is no more, The Snow Walker is sure to be counted among Farley Mowat's foremost contributions as a writer.--From jacket
Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat( Book )

79 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juvenile fiction; setting northern Canada
Westviking; the ancient Norse in Greenland and North America by Farley Mowat( Book )

44 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructs voyages of exploration and piracy that led to settlements on Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland and Vinland, from 960 to 1010 A.D
The boat who wouldn't float by Farley Mowat( Book )

75 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It seemed like a good idea. Tired of everyday life ashore, Farley Mowat would find a sturdy boat in Newfoundland and roam the salt sea over, free as a bird. What he found was the worst boat in the world, and she nearly drove him mad. The Happy Adventure, despite all that Farley and his Newfoundland helpers could do, leaked like a sieve. Her engine only worked when she felt like it. Typically, on her maiden voyage, with the engine stuck in reverse, she backed out of the harbour under full sail. And she sank, regularly. How Farley and a varied crew, including the intrepid lady who married him, coaxed the boat from Newfoundland to Lake Ontario is a marvellous story. The encounters with sharks, rum-runners, rum and a host of unforgettable characters on land and sea make this a very funny book for readers of all ages
The Siberians by Farley Mowat( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and German and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits the little-known regions of Soviet Siberia
The desperate people by Farley Mowat( Book )

49 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of suffering and partial extinction of Ihalmiut Eskimo, District of Keewatin, NWT
The serpent's coil by Farley Mowat( Book )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of three hurricanes and the men and ships that endured them
The polar passion; the quest for the North Pole by Farley Mowat( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abundantly illustrated account of North Polar exploration, with excerpts from the narratives. Author believes Cook reached North Pole
The farfarers : before the Norse by Farley Mowat( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mowat advances a controversial new theory that another Indo-European people he calls the "Alban" preceded the Norse by several centuries. Throughout The Farfarers, Mowat skillfully weaves fictional vignettes of Alban life into his thoughtful reconstruction of a forgotten history."--Page 4 of cover
The grey seas under by Farley Mowat( Book )

36 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1930 until her final voyage in 1948, the stalwart ocean-going salvage tug, Foundation Franklin's dangerous mission was to rescue sinking ships, first searching for them in perilous waters and then bringing them back to shore. Battered by towering waves, dwarfed by the great ships she towed, blasted by gale-force winds and frozen by squalls of snow and rain, Foundation Franklin and her brave crew saved hundreds of vessels and thousands of lives as they patrolled the North Atlantic, including waters patrolled by U-boats in wartime
The curse of the Viking grave by Farley Mowat( Book )

42 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Canadian Northland natives and a trapper stumble on a Viking cache and tomb. They plan to return the following summer, but the trapper becomes ill, and the project almost flounders
Walking on the land by Farley Mowat( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and German and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marking the 50th anniversary of "The People of the Deer", this book brings to life the plight of the Arctic's Ihalmuit, or Barrenground Inuit, a people almost wiped out by famine and epidemics. Photos & maps
Canada north by Farley Mowat( Book )

14 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an incredibly rich and powerful land, and the men who penetrated it boundaries were equally remarkable. Mowat unfolds the geography, history, flora and fauna, and human civilization of the whole region
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Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.11 for Sea of sla ... to 0.54 for The outpor ...)

Woman in the mists : the story of Dian Fossey and the mountain gorillas of Africa
Sea of slaughterWoman in the mists : the story of Dian Fossey and the mountain gorillas of AfricaOwls in the familyA whale for the killingPeople of the DeerThe dog who wouldn't beThe snow walkerLost in the Barrens
Alternative Names
Farley Mowat anthropologue, ethnologue, naturaliste et explorateur

Farley Mowat Canadees schrijver (1921-2014)

Farley Mowat canadisk skribent

Farley Mowat etologo e scrittore canadese

Farley Mowat kanadensisk författare

Farley Mowat kanadischer Schriftsteller

Farley Mowat kanadisk skribent

Farley Mowat persoon

Farley Mowat scriitor canadian

McGill Mowat, Farley

Mou?t, Farli

Mouats, Fārlijs 1921-

Mouats, Fārlijs, 1921-2014

Mouèt, Farli.

Mouet, Farli 1921-2014

Mouėt, Farli Mak-Gill

Mouet, Farli Mak-Gill 1921-

Mouet Farli Mak-Gill 1921-2014

Mowat, Farley

Mowat, Farley 1921-

Mowat, Farley McGill.

Mowat, Farley McGill 1921-2014

Моуэт Ф

Моуэт Ф. 1921 -

Моуэт, Фарли

Моуэт, Фарли, 1921-2014

Моуэт, Фарли канадский писатель

Моуэт, Фарли Макгилл

מואט, פרלי

מוואט, פרלי 1921-

فارلی موات

모와트, 팔레이 1921-

모와트, 페얼리 1921-

모왓, 팔리 1921-


モウェット, ファーリー

モウワット, ファーレイ

モワット, ファーリー

モワット, ファーレイ


English (1,307)

German (32)

Italian (14)

French (11)

Danish (11)

Spanish (8)

Polish (7)

Russian (6)

Japanese (5)

Hungarian (4)

Dutch (4)

Chinese (3)

Korean (2)