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 O'Connor), Louder, Lili (by Gennifer Choldenko), and The Story of Salt (by Mark Kurlansky). He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Praise for The Cod's Tale:
*"Contributing enormously to the book's visual appeal, Schindler's 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
"A welcome and intriguing addition to library shelves."
-School Library Journal
"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."
"Breezy, kid-friendly prose. . . . Fascinating and informative . . . bound to hook young readers."
-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books