Seeking an Aurora
Author: Elizabeth, Pulford
Illustrator: Anne, Bannock
Publisher: One tree house
Date of publication: 2018
Reviewer's name: Louana McCormack
Reviewer's Job title: Librarian
Reviewer's School Name: Opaheke School
How highly are you recommending this book? Highly recommended
Seeking an Aurora will delight all ages, there is something magical about being woken up to go on an adventure as a child and this book captures that magic. The illustrations convey a sense of adventure, colourful and showing a sense of movement. The language used will spark visions in older readers ‘back at the warm, buttery night’, ‘a ship of shivering stars’ the imagery created adds to the sense of wonder.
There is a brief description of an Aurora at the end of the book, perfect for older readers who want to learn more about this phenomenon. I can imagine reading this book by torchlight to enhance the magic!