About the Author
Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of numerous books for children, including Larger-Than- Life Lara. She lives in West Salem, Ohio, with her husband and their three children.
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ZACCHAEUS'S SIDE OF THE STORY
I'm "Shorty" Zacchaeus. The crowds know my name. My job: collect taxes. I make it a game. The Romans get rich. And Zacchaeus? The same!
But lately, I've heard about Jesus.
They say He's God's Son — could it really be true? They claim that He healed a blind beggar or two, Made thousands of loaves out of only a few.
I like what I've heard about Jesus.
"He's coming! It's Jesus!" The shouts reach my ears. "He's passing through Jericho! Give Him three cheers!" I race to the pathway in case He appears.
I think that I'd like to see Jesus.
The city has gathered, and crowds line the street. My money can't buy me a good ringside seat. I wish I were taller — I only see feet.
I must find a way to see Jesus.
WAIT! YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE FINISHED, DIDN'T YOU?
IT'S TIME TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK! CLOSE THEN FLIP THIS STORYBOOK!
JESUS' SIDE OF THE STORY
I'm Jesus of Nazareth, God's only Son. I lived on the earth till My mission was done. I came for all people — Zacchaeus was one.
God sent Me to those who were lost.(Continues…)
Excerpted from "Zacchaeus and Jesus"
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Zacchaeus and Jesus by Dandi Daley Mackall is a one of a kind children's book that retells the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus from the bible. What makes this a unique book is that it is actually two books in one. In otherwords, the account of Jesus and his meeting with Zacchaeus is told from TWO different perspectives. One half of the book, titled "Zacchaeus and Jesus" retells the account from Zacchaeus' point of view. The first person narrative is written as if from Zacchaeus himself. If you flip the book over, you will see a different cover with the title "Jesus and Zacchaeus". Reading this side of the story reveals the bible account as told from the first person narrative of Jesus. Both stories create a wonderfully complete picture in which the young reader can see each unique side of this powerful story. This is an eye opening book both for children and their parents. It is meant to be read to children by their parents. The book features bold, full color illustrations by Liza Manuzak, bringing this story to life. This is a Flipside Stories volume, published by Tyndale Kids. I received a copy of this book for the purpose of writing this review.