The Cod's Tale: A Biography Of The Fish That Changed The World!

Paperback | September 4, 2014

byMark KurlanskyIllustratorS. D. Schindler

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* “Accessible to middle-grade readers…The Cod’s Tale considers how the cod fits into human history. 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
 
What was it that enabled the Vikings, Christopher Columbus, and the Pilgrims to cross the cold Atlantic Ocean to America? What became a staple of the medieval diet in Europe, helped spur the American Revolution, and allowed the early New Englanders to start making money of their own?
 
Would you believe that it was a fish?
 
The cod!
 
Based on Mark Kurlansky’s New York Times bestselling adult book, Cod, this picture book offers a unique look at over a thousand years of world history.
 
“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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Includes suggestions for further reading, factual sidebars, and timeline

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* “Accessible to middle-grade readers…The Cod’s Tale considers how the cod fits into human history. 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 What was it that enabled the Vikings, Christopher Columbu...

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 book...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9 × 10.75 × 0.18 inPublished:September 4, 2014Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0147512778

ISBN - 13:9780147512772

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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