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The Cod's Taleby Mark Kurlansky
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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.”
—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?
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
An ALA Notable Book
Includes suggestions for further reading, factual sidebars, and timeline
Based on "COD: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World", this incredible story, combined with Schindler's stunning watercolors, offers a unique look at a thousand years of human civilization as it relates to the codfish. Illustrated.
About the Author
Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Food of a Younger Land, Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World; Salt: A World History; 1968: The Year That Rocked the World; and The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell. He lives in New York City.
S. D. Schindler lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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