Before I Was Your Mother

by Kathryn Lasky and LeUyen Pham

A little girl discovers that her mom was once a child, too--one with spunk, creativity, and dreams of one day being a mother.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152058425
  • ISBN-10: 0152058427
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 04/01/2007
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

To Katie, it seems as if her mother has always been her mother, with her bills to pay and to-do lists--but in fact, her mother was once a little girl, just like Katie! Celebrate the joy of being a girl and the special love that mothers and daughters share.

About the author
Kathryn Lasky

KATHRYN LASKY's many books for young people have received such honors as the Parents' Choice Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and a Newbery Honor citation. Her picture books include The Emperor's Old Clothes, illustrated by David Catrow; A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain, illustrated by Barry Moser; and Marven of the Great North Woods, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

LeUyen Pham

LeUyen Pham is a New York Times bestselling illustrator who has created many books for children. She lives with her family in San Francisco, California. You can visit her online at


"Beautifully written . . . Promises to become a bedtime favorite."--School Library Journal