The Cod's Tale

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Putnam's, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 43 pages
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"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  - hollyjohnston2 - LibraryThing

This is an informative book about the history of the cod. The cod is a fish that allowed the Vikings to cross the Atlantic, and Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and the pilgrims after that. This fish ... Read full review

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User Review  - ilovezeppe - LibraryThing

Historical look at cod and what they mean to different countries, cultures and people. Cute book that includes reciepes, poems and much more about cod. Beautiful illustrations. 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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