Red Rocks is a fantastic, magical adventure story for younger readers from local author Rachael King. It’s a wonderful story that’s set in New Zealand that’s perfect for age 9+ and would be a great read-aloud for Years 5-8. To find out more about it and why I thought it was so good, you can read my review here.
Thanks to Random House New Zealand I have 2 copies to give away. All you have to do to get in the draw is leave a comment below telling me: What is your favourite children’s book set in New Zealand? Competition closes Monday 11 June (NZ only).
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winners are Cath and Lee-Ann.
6 thoughts on “Win Red Rocks by Rachael King”
My favorite children’s book set in NZ is ‘Whale Rider’ and Hairy Macleary for the younger reader.
My favourite children’s book set in NZ is The 10pm Question because Kate de Goldi creates such believable but entirely unique characters. I know she really set the book in Christchurch but it felt like Wellington to me – I imagine it feels like where ever you grew up. And Red Rocks were a part of my childhood too.
I love Maurice Gee – all of his books but particularly under the mountain and the half men of o books. Have reread them lately and introduced them to my kids.
The Half-Men of O. I loved it enough that someone recently found a 1st edition copy for me. I remember hiding in the library on a warm summer’s day, desperately trying to finish it so I could get outside. It was too great to put down!
A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahey. I can still feel that lion in the grass somewhere near me…and I can still feel that strange mix of horror and excitement that I felt as a young lass…
I grew up reading LOTS of Margaret Mahy books.
The Tricksters and The Changeover were a couple of faves, and my 5 year old loves The Tree Legged Cat and A Lion In The Meadow…a great author for the whole family 🙂