Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wonderful Wednesdays #2 Biographies

Wonderful Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Tiny Library.
This looks like anew meme so I thought I'd do it! The purpose each week is: "...spotlighting and recommending some of our most loved books, even if we haven't read them recently. Each week will have a different theme or genre of book to focus on." This week's theme:Biographies.

After considering which was truly a favorite I chose Born Naked: The Early Adventures of the Author of Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowet. Over the years I've read many of this authors true stories. Three favorites pop immediately to mind: "The Boat Who Wouldn't Float," "The Dog Who Wouldn't be," and "Owls in the Family."

Many of his books (like the three listed above) concern his childhood in Canada. Others take place farther north. All are wonderful to read, fun or informative or both. Mowet is one of my favorite authors. I don't reread many books, but I've reread several of his. In "Born Naked", Mowet tells more about his childhood in Saskatchewan. Mowet became fascinated with animals and nature as a child. He ended up having quite a few animals as he grew up, including Mutt, a goggle wearing dog, two huge owls, white mice, gophers.....

Born Naked was a light, easy-to-read book that tells about his early years in Canada. I enjoyed reading about his trip to the Arctic with his uncle on a research mission and his many encounters with animals near his boyhood home. All together a great read.

3 comments:

Loni said...

Interesting choice. I like learning more about Canadian authors.

Sam said...

Thanks for taking part! It is a new meme and I'm tyring to get the word out about it at the moment.

Your choice sounds interesting, although I hadn't heard of it before.

Darlyn (Your Move, Dickens) said...

Before reading your post, I hadn't heard of this book, but that can be explained by the nonfiction deficiency in my reading diet. It sounds interesting, though. :)