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About the Author
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is the Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Initiative at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) Arts and Humanities Institute, as well as Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. Her many children's books include A Very Big Problem, Who Is My Neighbor?, The Marvelous Mustard Seed, and Who Counts?, all cowritten with Amy-Jill Levine, and the classic God's Paintbrush. For more information, visit www.allaboutand.com.
Amy-Jill Levine, the author of numerous acclaimed books, is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science. A Very Big Problem and her parable retellings Who Counts? and The Marvelous Mustard Seed, all cowritten with Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, were named Junior Library Guild Selections.
Margaux Meganck, a freelance artist and children's book illustrator in Portland, Oregon, has received portfolio awards from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Who Counts? and The Marvelous Mustard Seed, both of which she illustrated, were named Junior Library Guild Selections. For more information, visit www.margauxmeganck.com.
An allegorical tale about a mustard seed that grows into a spreading tree rather than a mere bush. Spirituality & Practice
The authors retell and greatly expand Jesus short parable of the mustard seed, with engaging full-page color illustrations of a diverse community set in a modern city. Theres not too much text on each page, and the story builds up to its theological conclusion both beautifully and simply. Christian Century
The bright, textured, and expressive illustrations depict a diverse and multigenerational neighborhood community and beautifully complement the story. School Library Journal