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Farley Mowat (1921–2014)

Farley Mowat was born on May 12, 1921 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada as Farley McGill Mowat. He was a writer, known for Never Cry Wolf (1983), The Snow Walker (2003) and A Whale for the Killing (1981). He was married to Claire Wheeler and Francis Thornhill. He died on May 6, 2014 in Port Hope, Ontario. See full bio »

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 2003 The Snow Walker (based on the story "Walk Well My Brother" by)
 1992 Lost in the Barrens II: The Curse of the Viking Grave (TV Movie) (novel "Curse of the Viking Grave")
 1990 Lost in the Barrens (TV Movie) (novel)
 1983 Never Cry Wolf (based on the book by)
 1981 Ten Million Books: An Introduction to Farley Mowat (Documentary short) (books)
 1981 A Whale for the Killing (TV Movie) (book)
 1971 Angus (Documentary short)
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(on Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society) He's the nearest thing I've ever had to a hero. He's earned my admiration as a dedicated protector of all wildlife and a voice for the creatures who don't have one. See more »


At 18, he joined army to fight in WWII. He spent three years overseas, serving in Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. He returned to Canada in 1945, spending summers in the Arctic and winters studying at the University of Toronto. See more »

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