An intimate tribute to Mark Norrie’s lifelong love for creatures, from his childhood obsession with pet skunks and noisy sheep to his conservation work in Asia.
Mark Norrie’s unfulfilled quest to realize his dream of creating a wildlife preserve in Bali would ultimately lead to his tragic and untimely death in May 2001.
NAMED AS A WINNIPEG FREE PRESS BEST BOOK OF 2006
“This is a book that will appeal at different levels to all ages. Children will chuckle at Mark’s misadventures with the animals, while adults may find the final chapters ones they will remember for a long time.” — Lake of the Woods Area News
“He Saw Himself in All His Creatures is Helen’s tender and loving recollection of her late son’s love for animals … [this] book of remembrances is an appropriate memorial, but, more significantly, it is a heartfelt and inspiring mother’s love letter to her son.” — Chris Rutkowski, Winnipeg Free Press
“The book is sweet, funny and ultimately touching. A gifted storyteller, author Helen Norrie alludes to the depression that claimed her son. Mark Norrie took his own life in 2001, but his spirit truly shines through on these pages.” — Quentin Mills-Fenn, Style Manitoba Magazine