BLUE HILL â€“ The Blue Hill Co-op and Blue Hill Public Library sponsored book club has chosen People of the Deer, by Farley Mowat to discuss at their next meeting from 6-8:15pm, Wednesday July 14th,Â in the Libraryâ€™s Bass Meeting Room.
In 1886, the Ihalmiut People of northern Canada numbered seven thousand; by 1946, when Farley Mowat began his two-year stay in the Arctic, the population had fallen to just forty. With them, he observed for the first time the phenomenon that would inspire him for the rest of his life: the millennia-old migration of the Arcticâ€™s caribou herds.
Mowat is a conservationist and one of Canada’s most widely-read authors. His most popular works have been memoirs of his childhood, his war service and his work as a naturalist. His works have been translated into many languages and he has sold more than 14 million books. He became both famous and controversial with the publication of his books on the Canadian North, such as this book and Never Cry Wolf (1963). Hi lives in Port Hope, Ontario and continues to write.
A limited number of books will be available for check-out at the Libraryâ€™s reference desk. For more information contact Mia Strong at 359-8572.
Contact Name: Mis Strong
Telephone Number: (207) 359-8572