Synopses & Reviews
When a poor devout widow begs for a scrap of bread from a rich faithless baker, she promises to participate in the kings wedding mass as payment for the bakers generosity. The baker writes “One Mass” on a scrap of paper and places it on his scale to determine how much bread it is worth. To his and the entire towns surprise, nothing in the shop, not even the gigantic wedding cakes made for the king, outweighs the simple piece of paper representing the true worth of a mass. Luminous old-world watercolor paintings grace the interior of the book and gold foil artwork lends an air of solemnity and sacred beauty to the story.
“Lilting storytelling style. Charming.” —School Library Journal
“Wholly beautiful! For those of us with a religious background—or none!” —Kirkus Reviews
Luminous watercolor paintings and an old-world story reveal the true worth of faith.
About the Author
is the author of 17 books including Grandpa Loved, Grandmas Scrapbook
, and The Moons Lullaby
. She lives in Quogue, New York. Katalin SzegediS
has illustrated numerous childrens books and was awarded the Most Beautiful Childrens Book Award by the Society of Hungarian Publishers and Distributors.