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Amy Haarhoff
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Amy Haarhoff

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Amy Haarhoff is an illustration student, studying for her Masters from Falmouth University. She was raised on her dad’s macabre storytelling, her mum’s art materials, and an endless supply of library books. While researching for a project in a bookshop in July 2018, she came across a picture book that changed her life: Cicada, by Shaun Tan. She walked out with a copy of the book and a determination to create stories of her own. In 2019, her exceptional sample pictures for The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi saw her win the 2019 Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration. In 2020 Amy's selection of completed illustrations for the book earned her a longlisting for the AOI World Illustration Awards. She lives in Palmerston North.

Books by Amy Haarhoff

The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi

Ruru and Kiwi invite you to their midnight forest feast, in this delightful twist on the tale of the Owl and the Pussycat, with enchanting illustrations by the winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award 2019.

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Awards & recognition

Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration

Winner  •  2019  •  Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for a previously unpublished illustrator

World Illustration Awards

Longlisted  •  2020  •  AOI World Illustration Awards

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Sneak Peek: The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi by Clare Scott and Illustrated by Amy Haarhoff

The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi is a beautifully illustrated picture book which tells the enchanting story of what some of our nocturnal NZ creatures might get up to as they emerge each night. Take a look at the gorgeous illustrations and enchanting text with our sneak peek video.

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The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi Downloadable Poster

Check out our downloadable poster where you can meet some of the characters invited to Ruru and Kiwi's midnight feast.