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In the quiet of the night, a child's father bundles them up and shows them the majesty of an aurora. This book is perfect for those who love Owl Moon.  

A father wakes his child from sleep to beckon, "Come—we're off to find an Aurora." Through the silent frost, across fields, and up hills they climb... And then they wait. Together they share an unforgettable moment and the majestic splendor of an Aurora.


This moving and lyrical story is paired with scientific information about the awe-inspiring Northern and Southern Lights to further inspire readers to seek their own natural wonders. Printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable-based inks.


A Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice, 2022

A Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) Best Children's Book of 2021

★ “A magical experience.” Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

A memorable picture book that captures an unforgettable experience.” —Carolyn Phelan, Booklist, Starred Review

“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.” The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings)

“A stunningly beautiful, informative, child’s-eye initiation into a notable celestial phenomenon.” —Michelle H. Martin, The Horn Book Magazine

“Charming…reminds readers of the special moments a child can share with a parent while also learning about something important.” Youth Services Book Review

“I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights, and maybe one day I will, but for now I’ve this beautiful picture book… a hushed, reverent story… eloquent… with evocative phrasing.” —Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Author: Elizabeth Pulford
Illustrator: Anne Bannock

ISBN: 9781733121279

Hardcover with Jacket

Full-Color Illustrations

Ebook ISBN: 9781735000572

Age Range: 3 to 7

Grade Range: Kindergarten to Grade 3

550L(​AD), GRL-N

Themes: Nature and Natural World, Environment, Family, Parents, Camping and Outdoor Activities, Sense and Sensations

8.5 x 10.4 inches, 32 pages
Publication Date: January 19, 2021

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