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:
- Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1970 Honor Book United States
- Notable Children’s Books, 1969 ; ALSC American Library Association
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