My Mother's Voice (Hardcover)
HarperCollins, 9780060295097, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 28, 2006
Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (4/1/2006)
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…
— Publishers Weekly (for Dad & Me)
“Ryder’s lyrical tone never turns syrupy, and her story will strike a responsive chord in many children.”
— 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