Diary of a Young Naturalist
‘This diary chronicles the turning of my world, from spring to winter, at home, in the wild, in my head.’
Evocative, raw and lyrical, this startling debut explores the natural world through the eyes of Dara McAnulty, an autistic teenager coping with the uprooting of home, school, and his mental health, while pursuing his life as a conservationist and environmental activist.
Shifting from intense darkness to light, recalling his sensory encounters in the wild – with blackbirds, whooper swans, red kites, hen harriers, frogs, dandelions, Irish hares and more – McAnulty reveals worlds we have neglected to see, in a stunning world of nature writing that is a future classic.
About the Author
17 year old Dara McAnulty is an autistic naturalist and multi-award winning author.. He is the youngest ever recipient of the RSPB Medal and the youngest author to win a literary prize. ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’, his debut book, was released in May 2020 to wide critical acclaim.
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