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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
1993
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
McClelland & Stewart
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
5.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Barefoottony ,

What was I thinking?

I have sailed half way around the word. Have had my share of crazy experiences. I know just how Farley and his companions must have felt. What a truly amazing and humorous tale of adventure, perseverance and history of some incredible people.
I am now 60 years old. I have been told of this story by many people including my Father.
Why did it take me so long to read this wonderful book?
What was I thinking?

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