Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature (Hardback)
  • Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature (Hardback)

Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages
Published: 08/07/2021
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The Wainwright Prize-winning author of Diary of a Young Naturalist takes his readers on an exciting journey of discovery in this fantastic book about the magic of nature, gorgeously illustrated by Barry Falls.

Shortlisted for the James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Children's Writing on Nature & Conservation 2022

Join brilliant young naturalist Dara McAnulty - winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize for his book Diary of a Young Naturalist - on a nature walk and experience the joy of connecting with the natural world on your multi sensory journey.

This beautiful gift book, illustrated in full colour by Barry Falls, is divided into five sections: looking out of the window, venturing out into the garden, walking in the woods, investigating heathland and wandering on the river bank.

Dara pauses to tell you about each habitat and provides fantastic facts about the native birds, animals and plants you will find there - including wrens, blackbirds, butterflies, tadpoles, bluebells, bees, hen harriers, otters, dandelions, oak trees and many more.

Each section contains a discovery section where you will have a closer look at natural phenomenon such as metamorphoses and migration, learn about categorization in the animal kingdom or become an expert on the collective nouns for birds.

Each section finishes with an activity to do when you get home: plant wild flowers, make a bird feeder, try pond dipping, make a journey stick and build a terrarium.

Dara ends the book with advice for young conservationists.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529045321
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 305 x 257 x 14 mm


From the prize-winning young naturalist, this is a dreamy dive into the natural world to thrill wildlife fans of six-plus. - Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

Dara speaks very directly to child readers, taking them on a personal journey, introducing them to facts and phenomena that fascinate him and encouraging exploration. His love of lore and language as well as his respect for nature shine through in the poetic text which is carefully integrated with the illustrations. - Ann Lazim, Books for Keeps

Naturalist Dara McAnulty helps children explore local habitats, identifying animals and plants. It’s a treasure trove of facts and projects such as making a bird feeder or terrarium. - Charlotte Heathcote, Daily Express

In this fact-packed guide, beautifully illustrated by Barry Falls, his distinctive and poetic voice leads us from the garden through to rivers, woods and uplands to discover birds, insects and plants. Each section has things to make and the message comes over loud and clear: take care of nature and connect with your inner wild child. Perfect for all the family.” - Sally Morris, Daily Mail

Wild Child is the new title from Dara McAnulty – winner of the 2020 Wainwright Prize for Diary of a Young Naturalist. It’s illustrated by Barry Falls, geared to anyone from the age of six-plus and full of carefully observed insights into the natural world - Eleanor Flegg, The Irish Independent

Every page is beautiful but is packed with information too: anything from a brief history of species classification to the collective nouns for birds. There are even instructions on how to make a terrarium and bird feeder – perfect for all children who long to be wild. - Natalie Bowen, The Independent

Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature is a beautiful mix of storytelling, poetry, science, craft and nature, all gloriously illustrated by Barry Falls. Dara McAnulty and Barry Falls have created a really exciting journey through nature that children will want to read again and again. The multi-faceted approach allows the reader to experience the wonders of nature in a range of ways. A must for any parent, and every classroom. - Donna Burkert, Reading Zone

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“a celebration of nature”

I had an ARC copy of this in a PDF thanks to Pan Macmillan & Netgalley. I adore Dara's 'Diary of a Young Naturalist' and was really excited to see that he had a book on the way aimed at young... More

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“A fascinating and beautifully illustrated guide to nature”

This is a stunning, informative and fascinating book all about nature.
It guides the reader to identify plants, animals and insects in the local environment and teaches young children how to explore habitats.

The... More

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“A beautiful exploration of how a love of nature develops”

I really liked this mix of poetical narrative, information and activity ideas. It's set out in a progression of developing curiosity, from gazing at nature from your window, to exploring your garden, then... More

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