The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

Book - 1974 | New ed.
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Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, c1974.
Edition: New ed.
ISBN: 9780771065873
Characteristics: 263 p. : map.


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Sep 30, 2019

Having picked this book up at a flea market, this was my first time reading Mowat’s work. It was a quick, lighthearted read that was good for a few chuckles. Not knowing much about Mowat beyond his being a celebrated Canadian author, I now know that he liked to drink, sail and explore.

Mar 24, 2014

Read this book and The Dog Who Wouldn't Be many years ago and still remember them. Wanted to borrow for a friend recovering from operation but can't get to download yet. Will get son to help later. Such funny books I remember laughing a lot. Will re-read myself as well. Marj

kevfarley Feb 23, 2013

The 'typical Mowatt humor' in this book all seems to begin (and end) with too much booze !! As in ..."We got drunk and I bought a boat that was a wreck",.. or, "We were drinking while steering and saw a beautiful giant whale shark, but we ran over it and ripped out part of the boat's bottom and began to sink"... Ha - Ha ! I really liked "Never Cry Wolf", and I love sailing and schooners,.. but I had put this book aside and leave this 'one joke' tedium unfinished,.

Jan 14, 2012

This classic Canadian Author with 42 titles to his credit has a unique way of telling a tale of his personal true to life adventures.

This title " The boat that wouldn't float " is typical Mowat humour.

Looking for a story to forget about the rainy day or runny nose...
this is the one.

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