The Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky


The Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky

Based on a New York Times bestseller, this nonfiction picture book offers a unique, fishy look at a thousand years of human civilization. What fish enabled the Vikings, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and the Pilgrims to cross the cold Atlantic Ocean to America? What fish became a staple of the medieval diet in Europe, helped spur the American Revolution, and helped the early New Englanders start making money of their own?


Praise forThe Cod's Tale * Contributing enormously to the book's visual appeal, Schindler's excellent ink drawings, brightened with colorful washes, illustrate incidents from the text with clarity, a flair for the dramatic, and a sense of humor. Booklist, starred review A welcome and intriguing addition to library shelves. School Library Journal Kurlansky is a masterful storyteller. . . . Schindler's pictures, from serious to silly, add to the pleasure . . . . Readers of this title will never again look at fish and chips in quite the same way. Kirkus Reviews Breezy, kid-friendly prose. . . . Fascinating and informative . . . bound to hook young readers. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, including Cod, Salt, 1968: The Year That Rocked the World, The Big Oyster, The Last Fish Tale, The Food of a Younger Land, The Eastern Stars, and Edible Stories. He lives in New York City. S. D. Schindler has illustrated a wide range of picture books, including Hornbooks and Inkwells and Gold Fever (both by Verla Kay), The Unforgettable Season (by Phil Bildner), The Snow Globe Family (by Jane O Connor), Louder, Lili (by Gennifer Choldenko), and The Story of Salt (by Mark Kurlansky). He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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48 pages


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Publication date

1st October 2014



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