NZ Writer & Illustrator
Moira Wairama, illustrated by Linda Tilyard
The Mother’s Child
Baggage Books 2016 $22.00pb 40pp
ISBN: 978 0 4733 2659 3
Themes: Creativity/ Depression/ Family life/ Me Time/ Picture books for adults
This looks like a picture book for quite small children but it is really aimed at their mothers. It tells of a young mother who has a baby to care for and several older children, who is in the middle of a bout of depression. One night she dreams she finds her younger self, crying and sad, in a derelict house longing for the artistically creative person she once was. Many mothers will relate to this story, which does have a happy ending. The whole project, with its striking illustrations by Linda Tilyard took many years to put together.
For more information go to http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wairarapa-times-age/midweek/news/article.
Sorry I can’t find an image of the book and my camera is just not cooperating this morning.
|Moira with a copy of The Taniwha of Wellington Harbour plus some of the puppets she created to support it.||Image: Barbara Murison|