The Cod's Tale

The Cod's Tale

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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?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 224 x 270 x 4mm | 200g
  • PUFFIN
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • full colour illustrations throughout
  • 0147512778
  • 9780147512772
  • 1,020,571

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Praise for The 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
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About Mark Kurlansky

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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Rating details

119 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 36% (43)
4 37% (44)
3 18% (22)
2 5% (6)
1 3% (4)
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