“A child plants a mustard seed in an empty garden. It is an itty-bitty seed. It isn’t anything very special—yet.”
Discover the surprising potential of one small seed in The Marvelous Mustard Seed. Based on Jesus’ parable of the Mustard Seed, this inspiring children’s book shows young readers that one tiny seed—just like one small child—carries a world of potential. The Marvelous Mustard Seed features ethnically diverse characters, and it is ideal for children ages 4-8. A special note for parents and teachers is included.
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Amy-Jill Levine 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. She is the co-author of the popular children's book Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons, and author of numerous acclaimed books, including Short Stories by Jesus and The Misunderstood Jew.
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. She is also Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck and the author of Midrash: Reading the Bible with Question Marks and award-winning children's books including God's Paintbrush and In God's Name. She is also the coauthor of Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons and The Marvelous Mustard Seed. Both titles were Junior Library Guild selections.
Margaux Meganck is a freelance artist and children’s book illustrator in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the illustrator of the popular children’s book Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
(Review via Epic Book Quest) A child plants a mustard seed in an empty garden. It is an itty-bitty seed. It isn’t anything special- yet. Based on the parable of the mustard seed, this new children’s book by authors Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso follows the story of two children who plant a mustard seed and await for it to grow. Silly, fun, and engaging, children will be drawn into the story by the colorful illustrations and anticipate, along with the characters, the growth of the marvelous mustard seed. One of the most famous parables of the Bible comes alive in this wonderful story that’s simple enough for small children to understand and appreciate, and includes a follow-up note to parents and teachers in the back with considerations and questions for reading comprehension. Bound in an attractive hardcover with glossy, full-color pages, this book is built to last, and is sure to become a favorite go-to for story time. Highly recommended!