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About the Author
Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science in Nashville, Tennessee; Affiliated Professor at the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge; and a self-described "Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt." She is the author of The Misunderstood Jew, The Meaning of the Bible (coauthored with Douglas Knight), and the editor of The Jewish Annotated New Testament.
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