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by Farley Mowat

eBook The 'Black Joke' (Piccolo) download ISBN: 0330256661
Author: Farley Mowat
Publisher: Pan Books (1979)
Pages: 192
ePub: 1679 kb
Fb2: 1326 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

Also by Farley Mowat. The fleeing vessel, sardonically named Black Joke by her master, John Phillip, was one of the most notorious privateers in Atlantic waters, and for two years French merchant shipping bound for Canada had suffered her plundering.

Also by Farley Mowat. But on this summer day the vengeful French naval squadron had almost trapped her off the island of St. Pierre, and now she was running for her life. In the waist of the privateer stood a young man named Jonathan Spence.

Black Joke kissed gently against the government wharf, and a few moments later she was securely moored for the night. Barnes hastened ashore at once. He had a telegram to send and one that brooked no delay. It was an innocent-looking message. Addressed to the well-known St. Pierre merchant, Jean Gauthier, it read: Expect me early friday afternoon with agreed merchandise hope you prepared receive same properly–barnes.

Pierre and the other fisherman listened in incredulous silence to the tale. By the time Jacques finished, the hard lines on Pierre’s face had softened.

The Black Joke is a rousing sea story in the tradition of the great classic pirate tales. The time is the 1930s. The loot is bootleg liquor, not pirate gold. He also brings back Mutt, the famous hero-dog of his classic THE DOG WHO WOULDN'T BE, and his pet owl Wol, hero of OWLS IN THE FAMILY.

Mowat studied biology at the University of Toronto. During a field trip to the Arct Farley McGill Mowat was a conservationist and one of Canada's most widely-read authors. Many of his most popular works have been memoirs of his childhood, his war service, and his work as a naturalist.

Although it appeared to have come from the wrong direction, they still hoped it might have been sent to fetch them, for why else would a dory land on Colombier?

Farley Mowat ews of his father, and so, jumping to his feet he began to yell and wave his arms, though his voice could not have been heard above the sound of the dory’s motor. Kye grabbed him and pulled him back from the edge of the cliff. Take it easy, Kye said sharply. We don’t know for sure it was sent for we. Let’s wait and see what happens afore we sticks out our necks.

Farley McGill Mowat, OC (May 12, 1921 – May 6, 2014) was a Canadian writer and environmentalist. He achieved fame with the publication of his books on the Canadian north, such as People of the Deer (1952) and Never Cry Wolf (1963).

And the ship is the "Black Joke," the speediest, nimblest craft on the Newfoundland coast - Jonathon Spence, owner and master. An unwelcome passenger enmeshes the boat and her crew (young Peter and Kye) in danger and near destruction. until the fiercely independent people of the island of Miquelon are caught up in the fate of the "Black Joke" and the cargo aboard her. Bookplateleaf. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Farley Mowat was born in Belleville, Ontario, in 1921, and grew up in Belleville, Trenton, Windsor, Saskatoon, Toronto, and Richmond Hill. He began writing for his living in 1949 after spending two years in the Arctic. Показать все. О товаре. Доставка, возврат и платежи. Вам также могут понравиться. Movies & TV Lost Magazines. Lost Horror & Monster Magazines.

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Comments: (3)
I have read many of his books, and although I always enjoy them, this is not my favorite. I love the way he mixes in humor with tragedy.
Great author. Great story. Really good for people who love the outdoors, sailing, and/or adventure. We enjoy many of the Farley Mowat books. Good read.
I think what I like best about "The Black Joke," is that it introduces the reader to a little known corner of North America: Newfoundland and St-Pierre and Miquelon. The other thing I like about it is that it proves that Farley Mowat can write just about anything he sets his mind to.
With an historical background that is not negligible (nor does it matter much to the actual plot), the book Mowat has set out to write is ostensibly for children. It follows a classic "Boys Own" formula of putting the action safely into the hands of a pair of enterprising youngsters who then have to deal as well as they can with the baddies. It is really an excellent story of the sea; readers of maritime literature will love the boat that lends its name to the book, and bewail its apparent fate near the end. I suppose children will also like this book, although it seems so old-fashioned in many ways. Nevertheless, if you can convince a 12-year-old to have a look at it, you may make another convert, both to Mowat and the art of reading. Just don't forget to read it yourself!
Mowat seems to have tried an experiment with this book and I am confounded a bit to know why he didn't try and take it a bit further with other volumes. He had already written one of his Arctic stories for children, "Lost in the Barrens," by the time he wrote this one, and he subsequently wrote a sequel to it. But "The Black Joke" has to stand alone and I suppose all one can say is that, based on his output since its 1962 publication, it has nothing to do with fearing the hard work of writing. Excellent and underrated book.