The Judge: Harve Zemach


The Judge, An Untrue Tale

Author: Harve Zemach
Illustrator: Margot Zemach
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux
Publication Year: 1969
Brief Summary: A judge discounts five different people’s tales that they had seen an approaching monster, only to encounter it himself at the end.
Awards, Honors and Prizes: 

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • What lesson did the judge learn at the end of the book?
  • Using the descriptions given in the book, draw the creature that the people saw.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library


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