The Cod's Tale

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Putnam's, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 43 pages
11 Reviews
"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)

"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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User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

Fascinating. I love seeing a bigger picture of the history of the world. The adult version of the book, Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, may be an interesting read. Read full review

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User Review  - Sharon French - Goodreads

I read this to my son every night until we were done when he was about 11. It is one of the best memories I have of his childhood. This book is good for adults as well as children. You will learn about things you never thought of and have a better appreciation of the circle of life. Read full review


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About the author (2001)

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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