My Mother's Delightful Deaths

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Pub Date 02 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 04 Jun 2021
North South Books Inc., NorthSouth Books

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What could it mean that your mom is paid to die? It could mean she’s an opera singer!

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How does it feel to grow up as the child of a glamorous opera singer? It’s anything but boring! In a single day, Mom’s mood can change—from very quiet to loud to quick-tempered. By day she plays with the children, but at night a transformation occurs! Who will Mother be today? When Mom is on stage, she delights her audience and her countless tragic, but also funny, death scenes leave a special impression. But to her family, she is always Mom.  

Carla Haslbauer’s hilarious debut picture book, inspired by the world of opera, reminds us that we all slip into many different roles
What could it mean that your mom is paid to die? It could mean she’s an opera singer!

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How does it feel to grow up as the child of a glamorous opera singer? It’s anything but boring! In a single...

A Note From the Publisher

-This book pulls back the curtain on all of the big emotions that come with a life in opera! -A loving family supports mom's career-even when it's confusing sometimes. -Wonderful illustrations complement an entrely unique story! -The book lends itself to discussion about emotions, family and the arts.

-This book pulls back the curtain on all of the big emotions that come with a life in opera! -A loving family supports mom's career-even when it's confusing sometimes. -Wonderful illustrations...


Advance Praise

This story is a gripping portrait—with much empathy Haslbauer draws a picture of her own mother, a character who can be warm at times and explosive at others and who is always is a little bit eccentric. A lot of wit, light strokes and dynamic illustrations. –Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany's leading newspapers

This story is a gripping portrait—with much empathy Haslbauer draws a picture of her own mother, a character who can be warm at times and explosive at others and who is always is a little bit...


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I loved everything about this book! A wonderfully funny story about having an opera singer for a mother from the child's point of view. The illustrations made me laugh out loud at how accurate they were. When a child views their parents, they look huge while the child is super tiny. The child dresses up in her mother's clothes and draws on the walls but you have to see the illustrations to fully grasp the humor from the child's point of view. I would frame these illustrations and put them in a child's bedroom, it's that good. Will definitely get my own copy when it comes out in Nov. 2021.

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