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Her Mother's Face Hardcover – November 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books; First Edition edition (November 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439815010
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439815017
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,124,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Her mother had died when Siobhán was only three.” In this quiet story set in Dublin, a girl is left with a father so sad he never speaks to her about her mother. By the time she is 10, Siobhán can no longer remember her mother’s face; it’s an “empty space” that causes painful unhappiness. One day, Siobhán meets a beautiful woman who recognizes the girl’s sadness and listens to her story. The woman tells her to look in the mirror to find her mother’s face and whispers a message for Siobhán’s father. Siobhán keeps looking in the mirror, and as an adult, her reflection is that of the woman she met in the park. This would not seem to be a book for every child, though it is certainly a tender tale for those who have lost a parent. Yet Blackwood’s wonderful watercolor-and-charcoal art, reminiscent of Patricia Polacco’s pictures, has a lightness that, while not diminishing the story’s heartbreaking core, adds a hopeful, soothing dimension. Life goes on, the book informs readers, and so can individuals. Grades K-3. --Ilene Cooper

About the Author

Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1958, Roddy Doyle has become one of the most renown and celebrated Irish authors of the late twentieth century. Doyl received his Bachelor of Arts from St. Finian’s Christian Brothers School in Sutton and went on to University College, Dublin. Upon the completion of his education, Roddy Doyle worked as a Geography and English teacher in Kilbarrack, North Dublin.

Roddy Doyle’s adult novel, Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha, a story about a ten-year old boy living Ireland, won Doyle the Booker Prize, the United Kingdom’s greatest literary honor.

Roddy Doyle lives in Ireland with his wife, Belinda and their two children.


Scotland native Freya Blackwood grew up and currently lives in Orange, NSW, about three and a half hours west of Sydney (Australia). Creativity is in her blood. Her mother, Kay, is a painter and jeweler, and her father, John, is an architect. As her grandfather was also a painter, there was ample influence and encouragement in artistic pursuits as she grew up.



More About the Author

Roddy Doyle is the author of eight novels, a collection of stories, and Rory & Ita, a memoir of his parents. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. He lives and works in Dublin.

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The illustrations by Freya Blackwood are done in a simple understated style.
Steven R. McEvoy
It's a beautiful story of how a young girl copes with her mother's death, and passing on her mother's legacy of seeing the humor in situations to her daughter.
Michele Fritchie
It is also just a wonderful book for children who can thank God everyday their families are still intact.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven R. McEvoy TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 9, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is an amazing story of a young girl learning to come to terms with her mother's death. Siobhan is like most little girls - she runs, and plays and has fun. But at ten she can no longer remember her mother's face; she is sad about this but cannot talk to her father, as he too is overcome with his grief. One day in the park she meets a strange lady, and the woman tells her to look in the mirror and she will see her mother there in her own face.

This is a magnificent book. Books written for children that deal with grief are either very good or very bad. This one is very good. Roddy Doyle tells a great story, and in the tradition of great Irish writers, he is a master storyteller and this is truly a masterpiece. The illustrations by Freya Blackwood are done in a simple understated style. Yet they bring a great depth to the story.

So pick it up and journey with Siobhan as she grows up and becomes a mother herself, yet always with the memory of her own mother. It is a good story to share with the children in your life, especially if they have lost someone close.
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By Gma on April 12, 2014
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I selected this book for my granddaughter who lost her Mother at age 10. She too looks a lot like her Mother. It was healing and comforting for us.
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By Michele Fritchie on January 15, 2013
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I saw this in a Big Lots store, but never had the money to buy it, and it disappeared. It's a beautiful story of how a young girl copes with her mother's death, and passing on her mother's legacy of seeing the humor in situations to her daughter. The illustrations are dreamy.
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