The Weight of a Mass : A Tale of Faith
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.
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 198.12 x 287.02 x 7.62mm | 90.72g
- 01 Jan 2003
- GINGERBREAD HOUSE
- Westhampton Beach, NY, United States
- colour illus
"Wholly beautiful! For those of us with a religious background--or none!" --"Kirkus Reviews"
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.