My Mother's Voice

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Harper Collins, Mar 28, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
2 Reviews

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.


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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

Every so often, Joanne Ryder will write a book that is so rich that you can't help but be impressed by her abilities. This is one of those book. It's poetic in structure and rich with simile and strong description throughout, and it's a very nice tribute to a strong mother-daughter bond. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The cover image, of a young girl and her mom in the kitchen using serving spoons as their microphones while they sing, is a key to this resonant and openhearted paean to the sound of a mother's voice ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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.

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