Corn Is Maize

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Harper Collins, Jan 10, 1986 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages

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.


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User Review  - mcivalleri - LibraryThing

I learned a few things about corn that I never knew! The book is good, not only for the information that it imparts, but because it makes the reader aware that there is a lot going on behind the ... Read full review

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User Review  - sdglenn - LibraryThing

Fiction. Drawn with pastals. Gives students more information on science. A simple description of how corn was discovered and used by the Indians and how it came to be an important food throughout the world. Great for grades k-3. Read full review


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Aliki has written and illustrated many books, both fiction and nonfiction, loved by readers throughout the world. The books were inspired by a word, an experience, or the desire to find out. Aliki says, "I'm not so great at pushing buttons, but I know things happen when you do." Aliki lives in London, England.

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