TORONTO – Farley McGill Mowat a prolific Canadian author has died. Mowat a member of the Order of Canada was born on May 12, 1921. Mowat was 92 years old.
The Canadian author and environmentalist is perhaps best known for People of the Deer, and Never Cry Wolf. His book Sea of Slaughter outlined the growing concern that the author had with how man is treating our earth and the environment.
Never Cry Wolf
Farley Mowat’s books have been translated into fifty-two languages.
Through his career he sold more than 17 million books.
Mowat’s advocacy for environmental causes ,and his own claim to “Never let the facts get in the way of the truth,” earned him both praise and criticism: “Few readers remain neutral,” stated Mowat.
His efforts were very solid. His book Never Cry Wolf which was made into a movie has been recognized as helping to shift the mythology and fear of wolves. His stories are fast-paced, gripping, personal, and conversational.
Wikipedia states that “Descriptions of Mowat refer to his “commitment to ideals,” “poetic descriptions and vivid images,” but also to his strong antipathies, which provoke “ridicule, lampoons and, at times, evangelical condemnation.”