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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
DJ shows light soil and edge wear ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1.2 x 8.3 x 5.8 Inches; 243 pages; "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." Mowat is a master at taking his youthful experiences and creating hilarious stories for our entertainment.