The second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day in the U.S., which is today! As I’m feeling grateful for my wonderful mom, I’m thinking about some of my favorite mommas in literature. There are many terrific ones, and I’ve listed five of my favorites! This is a repost from June 2013.
5 Favorite Moms in Books:
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
How many mothers who already have seven children will take on another as if he is her own? Molly loves her family above everything else, and she’d do anything to keep them together. She’s loyal, kind, smart, and a fierce dueler. Don’t get in Molly’s way when her kids are in danger!
The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
No one could tame or positively influence the bumbling, ignorant King Roland like sweet Sasha. The evil magician Flagg underestimates Sasha’s quiet power in her sons. Prince Peter remembers his mother’s lessons, values, and morals, and they reside in Prince Thomas, too. It may be Queen Sasha’s memory that saves the kingdom.
The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
Edna Mazur is in her seventies, wears neon spandex, sings in a punk rock band, flirts with handsome young men (Ranger!), and helps her granddaughter take down criminals to save the day. Grandma Mazur is who I want to be when I grow up!
The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Pa may get the credit for getting through difficult times, but it’s Ma who holds Pa together. Pa’s tenacity comes from Ma’s quiet strength and support. Without Ma, the Ingalls family wouldn’t be the family we know and love today.
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
All of the women listed above are strong, but not quite like Clara. She suffers the deaths of three sons, nurses her comatose husband, takes over her husband’s horse-trading business making it more prosperous than ever, temporarily adopts a stranger’s sickly baby boy, and raises two healthy, happy daughters. All of this she does alone in the 1800s. She is a woman and mother ahead of her time.
These are only ten incredible mothers in literature. I know there are many others! Who are some of your favorite literary moms?
HAVE A SUPER MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OF YOU MARVELOUS MOMS!!!