Corn Is Maize
The Gift of the Indians
By Aliki; (Illustrator)
(HarperCollins, Paperback, 9780064450263, 40pp.)
Publication Date: January 10, 1986
Other Editions of This Title: Prebound
Categories: Science & Nature - General
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.
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.