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About the Author
Sandy Eisenberg Sassois 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 Who Is My Neighbor?, The Marvelous Mustard Seed, and Who Counts?, all cowritten with Amy-Jill Levine, and the classicGod's Paintbrush.
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. Who Counts? and The Marvelous Mustard Seed, the first two titles in her parables series cowritten with Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, were named Junior Library Guild Selections.
Margaux Meganck is a freelance artist and childrens book illustrator in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators and the illustrator of the popular childrens books Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons and The Marvelous Mustard Seed.
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