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The Cod's Tale


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* “Accessible to middle-grade readers… [The Cods 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.”

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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 Kurlanskys 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 Childrens 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 OConnor), Louder, Lili (by Gennifer Choldenko), and The Story of Salt (by Mark Kurlansky). He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Product Details

Kurlansky, Mark
Puffin Books
Schindler, S. D.
Animals - Fishes
history; animals; fish; ecology; conservation; world history; human civilization
Children s Nonfiction-Animals
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 2
Full color
9 x 10.75 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 7

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Children's » Animals » General
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