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The Dog Who Wouldn't Be von Farley Mowat
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The Dog Who Wouldn't Be (Original 1957; 1984. Auflage)

von Farley Mowat (Autor)

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Farely Mowat's best loved book tells the splendidly entertaining story of his boyhood on the Canadian prairies.nbsp;nbsp;Mutt's pedigree was uncertain, but his madness was indisputable.nbsp;nbsp;He climbed tress and ladders, rode passenger in an open car wearing goggles and displaying hunting skills that bordered on sheer genius.nbsp;nbsp;He was a marvelous dog, worthy of an unusual boy growing up a raw, untamed wilderness.… (mehr)
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Titel:The Dog Who Wouldn't Be
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Info:Bantam Books (1984)
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The Dog Who Wouldn't Be von Farley Mowat (1957)

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This is marketed as a children's book, but the reading level is way above that. There were several words I had to look up (pretty rare for me), and there was at least one or two words on each page that I needed to define for my nine-year-old. Not a bad thing at all, just a little more brain-intensive than I was expecting after reading "Owls in the Family."

That being said, all three of us LOVED this book. Mowat's descriptions are hilarious and stunningly beautiful. These borderline tall-tales about Mutt's adventures with the Mowat family consistently had us laugh-out-loud. There were a couple passages that certainly made me cry a little too, as Mowat deals matter-of-factly with death in nature, including the beloved pets.

Love love love this one. ( )
  liannecollins | Apr 18, 2019 |
This is a children's story that will engage all readers. Farley Mowat writes this light hearted story about his childhood dog and other various animals that resided with his family in his youth. Mutt was purchased by his mother for 4 cents and he was well worth it. A smart dog who learned to walk the fences, climb ladders, retrieve birds but would not come when called. He had a mind of his own and his antics entertained his family, the various communities they live in and readers for years. Also thrown in are a smattering of stories about the antics of his father as well. A great story for anyone who loves dogs, but be ready for the ending as in many books about animals. ( )
  Carlathelibrarian | Feb 5, 2019 |
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Farley and his family moved to Saskatoon when he was 8, in 1929, and weren’t there long before his mother bought a tiny, young dog for four cents, whom Farley named Mutt. Mutt was unlike any other dog they had ever known; he walked with an odd gait, refused to eat raw meat, and met the world in a way unlike any dog I’ve ever heard of, and this is a memoir of Farley’s years with Mutt.

Although the beginning was a bit slow and not my style, once Mutt learned to be a bird dog, in his unique fashion, the book picked up, replete with Mowatt’s humour. It is a fine book for y/a, but also for adults, and gives a window into living in Saskatoon during the depression as well.
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  Karin7 | Jan 20, 2016 |
This is another book I can't believe I missed until adulthood; I'm so glad my kids got to hear it at their young ages. My nine-year-old daughter loved it as much as I did. Yet another argument for avoiding labeling books as "for girls" or "for boys." (Not that I pay any attention to those labels anyway.)

I loved The Dog Who Wouldn't Be. The relationship between Mutt and his family---and especially Mutt and the author---was so pure and sweet, and there were so many hilarious parts, subtly written and interwoven throughout with scenes that were poignant and vivid.

Years ago, a woman I knew talked about how boring central Canada was when she took a cross-country train trip, and I had dismissed the entire region as Not Worth the Trouble. But reading Mowat's books about Mutt and Wol and Weeps leaves me craving a trip to Saskatchewan, even though I know it's likely to have changed quite a bit in the 80+ years that have elapsed since the time in the book.

I don't think it's a spoiler to say that I forgot that this was a dog book for children and that as such, it's required to leave the reader wiping away tears and snot. The whole book is lovely, but the last chapter is incredible. ( )
1 abstimmen ImperfectCJ | Nov 6, 2014 |
I stumbled across this book just recently. This book is a crack-up. My children thought this book was extremely hilarious. The setting is in rural Canada. The book is mostly about Mutt the dog, who wouldn't be a dog. One of the funniest parts of the book was when a certain gentleman in town decides to build a boat to sail the river in Saskatchewan, which is not truly a river, but more of a large stream (and this fact adds to the hilarity of the sailing expedition when the boat later gets stuck in the mud). After the gentleman has built the boat, he can't get the boat out of the basement. When the boat is ready to be removed from the house, the guy sends his wife on a vacation to see his sister as a present. As soon as she leaves town, he tears down the basement wall to take the boat out. He orders a special water-repellant paint for the boat, but he grows impatient with waiting for it and doesn't want to disappoint the local populace with delaying the launching. He therefore paints the boat with several different colors of paint that is not water-repellant, simply adding to his troubles to come when water later seeps into the boat. He brings the boat to the river and he is planning on sailing the boat up the river, so as a promotion for its own company, the cheese factory in town sends a huge block of cheese for the trip. While they are loading the boat, the cheese falls into the river. The river also happens to be a sewer outlet for the town as well. One of the local boys gamely dives into the waste water to retrieve the cheese. When he brings it to the surface, the cheese is ruined, and no one wants to touch that contaminated cheese with a ten-foot pole! Not to wanting to offend the cheese company, the men bring the cheese on board, but later discard it due to it being inedible and smelly. When the men are sailing down river, the boat starts to leak. The men row to shore, but can't get the boat out of the muck, so they buy a horse to pull the boat out of the muck so they can haul the boat back to town.
This book is a hilarious book to read. Children of all ages will be entertained with Mowat's entertaining stories about the antics of Mutt as he climbs fences and trees, terrorizes the local cats, and is accidentally dyed blue with laundry blueing by Farley's father. Adding to the hilarity of the story are various true knee-slapping tales of Farley's pet owls, Weeps and Wohl. ( )
  Stsmurphy | Jun 7, 2014 |

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Mowat, FarleyHauptautoralle Ausgabenbestätigt
Galdone, PaulIllustratorCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
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For my parents, who made the hours of my youth. And for Mutt, who shared that time with me.
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An oppressive darkness shadowed the city of Saskatoon on an August day in 1929.
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Farely Mowat's best loved book tells the splendidly entertaining story of his boyhood on the Canadian prairies.nbsp;nbsp;Mutt's pedigree was uncertain, but his madness was indisputable.nbsp;nbsp;He climbed tress and ladders, rode passenger in an open car wearing goggles and displaying hunting skills that bordered on sheer genius.nbsp;nbsp;He was a marvelous dog, worthy of an unusual boy growing up a raw, untamed wilderness.

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