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  • Published: 4 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780147512772
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $14.99

The Cod's Tale

A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World!




* “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 reviewWhat 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

An ALA Notable Book

Includes suggestions for further reading, factual sidebars, and timeline

  • Published: 4 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780147512772
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky is the bestselling author of several bestselling nonfiction titles including Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (winner of the Glenfiddich Best Food Book Award), The Basque History of the World, Salt: A World History, 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, a short story collection The White Man in the Tree and a novel, Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue.

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Praise for The Cod's Tale

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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