Seeking Aurora

Book Author & Illustrator Elizabeth Pulford & Anne Bannock
Rights Available World excl. North America, Canada, NZ, Australia and the Pacific Islands

A small boy wakes to a cold, midnight adventure with his dad, walking up through the snowy landscape to the top of a hill, to see a wonderful sight – the Aurora Australis. The distant and quiet man becomes a loving and excited dad as he tells his son all about this amazing phenomenon.

About the Author
Elizabeth Pulford
is a writer of fiction for teenagers and adults, as well as picture books, and has won several writing competitions. Her articles, stories and poetry for both adults and children have been published in newspapers, magazines and journals, and broadcast on Radio New Zealand. Pulford has published numerous titles for young readers, and has won and been shortlisted for key awards. Elizabeth Pulford is available to talk to primary and intermediate students as part of the Writers in Schools programme.

Anne Bannock is a Nelson based artist, where she works from a studio located in an historic woolshed in the beautiful Orinoco valley. She works in a range of styles and mediums, on subjects that range from still life to landscape. Her work has been sold throughout the world. This is Anne’s first picture book for children.


OneTree House




Picture Book

Age range
0+ years

Publication Date
May 2018

Rights Available:
World excl. North America, Canada, NZ, Australia and the Pacific Islands

Rights Sold:
North America and Canada

Rights Agents:


Christine Dale, OneTree House

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From the land of Aurora australis comes Seeking an Aurora — a work of transcendence and tenderness by New Zealand author-artist duo Elizabeth Pulford and Anne Bannock, whose spare poetic prose and soulful paintings interleave to enlush an inner landscape of wonder, suspended between the creaturely and the cosmic.

Brain Pickings

The spare, effective text is simple and lyrical, pairing neatly with the textured art...A magical experience.

Kirkus Review, Starred Review