Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Aliki
     
 

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What's so great about corn?

Popcorn, corn on the cob, cornbread, tacos, tamales, and tortillas. All of these and many other good things come from one amazing plant. Aliki tells the story of corn: How Native American farmers thousands of years ago found and nourished a wild grass plant and made it an important part of their lives.

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What's so great about corn?

Popcorn, corn on the cob, cornbread, tacos, tamales, and tortillas. All of these and many other good things come from one amazing plant. Aliki tells the story of corn: How Native American farmers thousands of years ago found and nourished a wild grass plant and made it an important part of their lives. They learned the best ways to grow and store and use its fat yellow kernels. And then they shared this knowledge with the new settlers of America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780808529842
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 2
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,323,752
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Aliki is the author-illustrator of many books, both fiction and nonfiction, enjoyed by readers throughout the world. They encompass her many interests-from Greek mythology and prehistoric times to Egyptian mummies, aquariums, zoos, music, Shakespeare, and our inner world of feelings. Aliki is also a keen gardener who was once afraid of worms. This book reflects her young grandson's fascination with garden wildlife. Aliki lives with her family in England.

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