Winner of the Wainwright Prize for UK nature writing, Dara McAnulty’s Diary of a Young Naturalist amazes, delights, and transforms.
“This diary chronicles the turning of my world, from spring to winter, at home, in the wild, in my head,” begins his prologue. This 15-year-old writer juggles exams, friendships, campaigning, lecturing, living joyously in nature while also living with intense social anxiety. Autism brings his family members gifts, and challenges. Like me, you will love his honesty, his knowledge, and his zest for the natural world. Written by the mind of a scientist and the heart of a poet, this “diary” offers great hope.
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