The Weight of a Mass
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The Weight of a Mass : A Tale of Faith

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When a poor devout widow begs for a scrap of bread from a rich faithless baker, she promises to participate in the king s wedding mass as payment for the baker s 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 town s 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. "show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 198.12 x 287.02 x 7.62mm | 90.72g
  • GINGERBREAD HOUSE
  • Westhampton Beach, NY, United States
  • English
  • colour illus
  • 0940112108
  • 9780940112100
  • 116,840

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Lilting storytelling style. Charming. "School Library Journal""show more

About Josephine Nobisso

Josephine Nobisso is the author of 17 books including Grandpa Loved, Grandma s Scrapbook, and The Moon s Lullaby. She lives in Quogue, New York. Katalin SzegediS has illustrated numerous children s books and was awarded the Most Beautiful Children s Book Award by the Society of Hungarian Publishers and Distributors. "show more

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286 ratings
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4 22% (64)
3 4% (12)
2 1% (4)
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