Me and Momma and Big John
author: Mara Rockliff
illustrator: William Low
"Building a cathedral isnít a job, itís an art."
Momma comes home from work, tired and sore from a long day at her job. She used to work on the factory line, but now an early bus takes her across the bridge into New York City. Momma is a stonecutter now, helping to build the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. She works all day on just one stone, and little John and his two sisters wonder how she does it. Finally, Mommaís stone is finished, and little John canít wait to see it. But when he arrives at the cathedral, heís confused. Where is Mommaís name? How will all the people know this is Mommaís art? This touching story from a childís perspective, based on real events, lovingly shows the grace and dignity of having pride in oneís work ó and in oneís Momma. Gorgeously illustrated with the illuminated artwork of William Low, the transcendent beauty of Saint Johnís Cathedral radiates with warmth and light.
Momma is a stonecutter at the cathedral called Big John ó and little John and his sisters can't wait to see her special stone ó in this luminous true-life story.