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Corn is Maize: The Gift of the Indians

 Aliki 

$4.95 (paperback - 5 oz)

Description:      A easy-to-read story about the science and role of corn, or more correctly maize, in the life of South and North American Indians and the Europeans who received the Indian's  life-sustaining gift.  Aliki's easy reading style and fun pictures hide a wealth of scientific and cultural information.  The next time you take a bite from a golden ear of corn - you'll have a whole new appreciation of where it came from.  While not mentioned in the book --- Mayas traditional tales say that the Gods made the people from corn and thus they call themselves "People of Maize". 

Age:                   5 - 9

Key words       Indians, Corn, Maize, Juvenile Literature 

 

 Corn is Maize: The Gift of the Indians; Aliki; Harper Trophy, New York, NY; 34 pp (1976) 
 

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