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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.

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egogrif, September 30, 2010 (view all comments by egogrif)
This introduced me to the rest of Farley Mowat's works, yet still remains my favorite! Best read aloud in a group of friends, if you can swing it - the accents of the characters add so much flavor to the story. You just can't go wrong with this little book. I laughed myself silly the whole way through! I continue to read it again and again, just for kicks.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553277883
Author:
Mowat, Farley
Publisher:
Starfire
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Water Sports
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Yachts
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
RP-511
Publication Date:
19840431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.12x4.20x.70 in. .27 lbs.
Age Level:
from 12

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