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The best mother figures in children’s literature

It’s undeniable: mums are among the strongest beings out there. So, we’ve chosen some of our favourite mother figures from children’s books. They do everything from tucking their children in at night and putting food on the table, to outsmarting evil witches.

Photo of books of the top mother figures in children's literature, including Anne of Green Gables, My Mum Tracy Beaker and Michelle Obama's Becoming
Image: Ryan MacEachern/Penguin

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