Cover of I Heard My Mother Call My Name
I Heard My Mother Call My Name
© 1990
ISBN 0-00-220738-5

I heard my mother call my name and I know I should go in, but it is summer and dusk and beautiful.

So begins Nancy Hundal's first book, an evocative prose poem that has us share intimately the images and sensations of a child's view of dusk falling on a neighbourhood. The sense of quiet contentment and reluctance to leave the magical, peaceful twilight time makes this a wonderful “end of day” book — soothing for children, full of nostalgia for adults.

A gentle prose poem in which the “soft hum of night” transforms the rhythm of the street into a magical world that holds a child transfixed. The beautiful illustrations by Laura Fernandez capture the haunting beauty of dusk in this picture book for children from preschool through grade 2.

Donna Alberts, Red Deer Public Library

This book is the winner of the 1991 Sheila A. Egoff (BC Book Prize).

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