COMP CLOSED | Book Giveaway | Ruru, Night Hunter

Ruru, Night Hunter

We are very pleased to be giving away three copies of Katie Furze’s book ‘Ruru, Night Hunter’, to our GrownUps members.

All you need to do to enter the draw is be a GrownUps member, make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter and fill in your details near the bottom of the page!

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About Ruru, Night Hunter

A perfect resource for home, classroom and library, as well as a wonderful gift for nature lovers.

Ruru stretches his wings and sails into the darkness.
His call echoes in the child’s dreams . . .
More-pork! More-pork!

Ruru, also known as a morepork, is Aotearoa New Zealand’s only surviving species of native owl. This book, set in an urban landscape, follows Ruru’s nocturnal activities, where he hunts prey, feeds his chicks and navigates the dangers lurking within his environment.

Katie Furze’s accessible text is accompanied on each page by interesting fact boxes and stunning illustrations by leading New Zealand wildlife illustrator Ned Barraud. The back of the book includes some historical background and more fascinating ruru facts.

Katie Furze writes children’s fiction and non-fiction, including picture books, short stories, articles, plays, readers and novels. This is her second non-fiction picture book with Scholastic, the first was Tuatara, a Living Treasure. Katie has a master’s degree in creative writing and is fascinated by science and nature. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys the outdoors, tramping, yoga, travelling and scuba diving. She lives in Auckland with her family.

Ned Barraud studied art in Otago and Illustration at Victoria University and has since authored and illustrated a number of children’s books and journals, including the ‘Explore and Discover’ series about different ecosystems in New Zealand. He loves to help introduce children to the natural world around them and encourages them to explore it. Tuatara, a Living Treasure was his first book with Scholastic. Ned lives in lives in the misty hills of Karori, Wellington, with his wife and three children.



Terms and conditions

    1. You must be a GrownUps member and receive our newsletter to be eligible to win.
    2. Competition closes on the 10th July 2024, winners will be notified via email by 11th July 2024.
    3. It is your responsibility to ensure you correctly enter a New Zealand postal address where the prize can be sent. GrownUps will not take responsibility for prizes sent to incorrect addresses.
    4. Winners are drawn at random by the GrownUps administration team.
    5. GrownUps employees and family are not eligible to enter.
    6. By entering the giveaway, you approve for GrownUps to use your name on social media as winner of the competition.
    7. One entry per household.
    8. Prize in non transferrable.
    9. You must reside in New Zealand – the prize can only be redeemed within New Zealand.
    10. You must be over 50 years of age to enter, please check your details are correct in your membership dashboard.