Her Mother's Face by Roddy Doyle

Her Mother's Face

Written by Roddy Doyle

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Shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award. The first picture book from award winner Roddy Doyle is a heart-warming and gently reassuring tale about moving on and growing up. The writing is quite sublime and the luscious illustrations by Freya Blackwood compliment the words beautifully.


Her Mother's Face by Roddy Doyle

Siobhan missed her mother dearly. Ever since she had gone, she spent her days reminiscing about the time they spent together. She remembered her mother's voice singing and her mother's hands combing her hair, but no matter how hard Siobhan tried she could never see her mother's face.


'Roddy Doyle is an absolute genius' J K Rowling

About the Author

Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle was our Guest Editor in October 2011. Click here to see his book selection.

Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. His first novel, The Commitments, was published to great acclaim in 1987 and was made into a globally successful film by Alan Parker. The Snapper was published in 1990 and has also been made into a film, directed by Stephen Frears. The Van was shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize and made into a film also by Stephen Frears. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, which won the Booker Prize in 1993, has been published in over twenty languages.

Roddy’s first children’s book The Giggler Treatment was shortlisted for the WH Smith Children’s Book Award.

Roddy Doyle has won many prizes for his writing. These include the Booker Prize and a BAFTA screenplay. He has also won the Irish Children's Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the prestigious 2013 CILIP Carnegie Medal. His novel The Commitments was turned into a blockbuster film directed by Alan Parket and is now a successful musical in Dublin and in London, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

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40 pages


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Publication date

5th July 2010




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