Diary of a Young Naturalist

Dara McAnulty

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Ebury Publishing

Published: 29-04-2021



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WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2020WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARD FOR NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 2020WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARDS FOR NON-FICTION 2020SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2020’Really, really special’ CHRIS PACKHAM’An extraordinary voice and vision’ ROBERT MACFARLANEDiary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty’s world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head. Evocative, raw and beautifully written, this startling and special book vividly explores the natural world from the perspective of an autistic teenager coping with the uprooting of home, school, and his mental health, while pursuing his life as a conservationist and environmental activist. In a work of power and hope, Dara recalls his sensory encounters in the wild – with blackbirds, whooper swans, red kites, hen harriers, frogs, dandelions, Irish hares and more – while drawing a moving portrait of a young activist dealing with change, and a family making their way in the world.’One of the most talented and passionate writers of our era’ STEVE SILBERMAN

Additional information

Dimensions 126 × 198 mm
Page Count 224