Corn Is Maize: The Gift Of The Indians

Paperback | January 10, 1986

byAliki

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Popcorn, corn on the cob, cornbread, tacos, tamales, and tortillas—all of these and many other good things come from one amazing plant. With simple prose and beautiful illustrations, award-winning author-illustrator Aliki tells the story of how Native American farmers thousands of years ago found and nourished a wild grass plant and made corn an important part of their lives.

This is a Stage 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. Let's-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

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"An engaging description of how corn was found by Indian farmers thousands of years ago (and) how corn is grown and used today. A successful blend of social studies, science, and history . . . augmented by accurate diagrams and cheerful illustrations".--"School Library Journal"

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Popcorn, corn on the cob, cornbread, tacos, tamales, and tortillas—all of these and many other good things come from one amazing plant. With simple prose and beautiful illustrations, award-winning author-illustrator Aliki tells the story of how Native American farmers thousands of years ago found and nourished a wild grass plant and ma...

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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 l...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 8 × 8.69 × 0.08 inPublished:January 10, 1986Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064450260

ISBN - 13:9780064450263

Appropriate for ages: 4 - 8

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"An engaging description of how corn was found by Indian farmers thousands of years ago (and) how corn is grown and used today. A successful blend of social studies, science, and history . . . augmented by accurate diagrams and cheerful illustrations".--"School Library Journal"