My Mother's Voice (Hardcover)

By Joanne Ryder, Peter Catalanotto (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780060295097, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 28, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (4/1/2006)

List Price: 16.99*
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My mother calls me
from darkness to light. . . .
I wrap her words around me,
warm with good wishes
for the day to come.

Joanne Ryder's heartwarming text and Peter Catalanotto's glowing art celebrate the tender, everyday moments shared between a mother and daughter. In every welcome and whisper, laugh and farewell, the ever-changing tones of a mother's voice express a gift a daughter can treasure -- her mother's constant love.

About the Author

Joanne Ryder has always loved pandas, starting with the very first small panda toy she had as a child. She has continued to be fascinatd by these rare and wonderful animals throughout her career as a writer. She is the award-winning author of numerous picture books, including A Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo; Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo; My Mother's Voice; My Father's Hands; Big Bear Ball; and Wild Birds. She lives in Pacific Grove, California, with her husband, Laurence Yep, who is also an author.

A talented visual storyteller, Peter Catalanotto sets the mood with his rich, warm colors and inviting perspectives. His poignant illustrations have graced picture books by award-winning authors such as Cynthia Rylant and George Ella Lyon. Peter Catalanotto lives with his wife and daughter in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Praise For My Mother's Voice

“Catalanotto’s watercolors are breathtaking…each spread shimmers with light…”
— Publishers Weekly (for Dad & Me)

“Ryder’s lyrical tone never turns syrupy, and her story will strike a responsive chord in many children.”
— Booklist

“Feel-good story”
— School Library Journal

“Resonant and open-hearted...Supple, sweet, and satisfying.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“This is a book to treasure--for both mother and daughter.”
— Publishers Weekly