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About the Author
AMY-JILL LEVINE is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Department of Jewish Studies. She has also taught at Swarthmore College, Cambridge University, and the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. She is the author of many books, including The Misunderstood Jew and Short Stories by Jesus, and she is the co-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