The Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky

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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)
 

About Mark Kurlansky

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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.
 
Published September 10, 2001 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History. Fiction

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In this concise and informative adaptation of his book for adults, Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, Kurlansky traces the role that the once pl

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No fish story, this is a sapient and vivid chronology of the immense impact and influence the cod fishing industry has had on the human race.

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In this concise and informative adaptation of his book for adults, Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, Kurlansky traces the role that the once plentiful Atlantic cod has played in the history of North America and Europe.

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