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Sy Montgomery

Naturalist, author and scriptwriter who writes for children as well as adults.

“How to be a good creature. How do you be compassionate?… I think that animals teach compassion better than anything else and compassion doesn’t necessarily just mean a little mouse with a sore foot and you try to fix it. It means getting yourself inside the mind and heart of someone else. Seeing someone’s soul, looking for their truth. Animals teach you all of that and that’s how you get compassion and heart.”

  • 1991, The Curious Naturalist: Nature's Everyday Mysteries
  • 1995, Seasons of the Wild
  • 1995, Spell of the Tiger: The Man-eaters of the Sunderbans
  • 2000, Journey of the Pink Dolphins: An Amazon quest
  • 2000, Walking with the Great Apes
  • 2007, The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
  • 2010, Birdology
  • 2012, The Wild out of Your Window
  • 2015, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
  • 2018, How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
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