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Diary of a Young Naturalist

Dara McAnulty / Dara McAnulty
Brought to you by Penguin. WINNER OF THE 2020 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITINGWINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH POST 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 2020Diary 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.'Really really special' CHRIS PACKHAM'An extraordinary voice and vision' ROBERT MACFARLANE'One of the most talented and passionate writers of our era' STEVE SILBERMAN© Dara McAnulty 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

  • Published by Random House UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Autobiography
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 26th November 2020
  • Duration 07 Hrs. 20 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781473593015