A World of Mothers and Motherhood

Hélène Delforge; Illustrated by Quentin Gréban

Not yet published - due 17 Feb 2022

Quick Look

  • Quentin Gréban's stunning imagined portraits feature mothers from different eras and cultures, sharing the idea that emotions and experiences of motherhood are universal and timeless
  • Hélène Delforge's accompanying text, inspired by her own experience of being a mother, sensitively tackles feelings of worry, joy, frustration, nostalgia, guilt and love
  • This is a gorgeous, large-format hardback with decorative endpapers and luxury paper
  • Mama would be a memorable and heartfelt gift for any mother, to cherish for themselves and to share with their children

A stunning collection of portraits and intimate reflections on motherhood, sharing what unites mothers from different times and diverse cultures. A perfect gift for mamas and grandmas with lyrical words and striking artwork by an award-winning illustrator

300 x 238 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books; Art & Literature
colour illustrations
50 pages
Publication date:
17 Feb 2022


Powerful, emotive, unforgettable -- Mama speaks to all mothers in the international language of love.

This is a stunning collection of vivid portraits and intimate reflections on motherhood from around the globe. Mama uniquely portrays the emotions and experiences that unite mothers from different times and diverse cultures.

Twenty-one striking watercolour portraits and lively pencil sketches by acclaimed artist Quentin Gréban are paired with Hélène Delforge's lyrical words to create a thought-provoking celebration of motherhood in all its complexity: the satisfaction and the sadness, the frustration and the fun -- and, always, the love.

This moving and joyful book is a perfect gift for mamas everywhere.


Hélène Delforge is a journalist, writer, mother and stepmother. She studied languages and literature and has been a journalist for over 20 years. At home in her native Brussels, Helene writes with a cat asleep in her desk drawer. Mama is Helene's first book and was co-created with her brother-in-law, illustrator and artist Quentin Gréban.

Quentin Gréban is a world-renowned illustrator and artist. He studied illustration at the Saint Luc Institute in Brussels, Belgium, and since 1999 has published more than forty-five children's books. Quentin is the recipient of a Saint-Exupery award and his books have been translated all over the world. He works from a studio at home in his native Brussels, surrounded by drawings of his children and listening to his dog snoring. Mama was co-created with Quentin's sister-in-law, author and journalist, Helene Delforge.

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