Corn (Hardcover)

By Gail Gibbons

Holiday House, 9780823421695, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/15/2009)

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

Popcorn, tortillas, and . . . fuel for cars? Learn about all the surprising things we make from corn.  
 
Find out everything about this versatile and important grain—its history as a crop, the four main types, and how we grow and use it to make everything from food to paper to medicine!
 
With her signature combination of simple, kid-friendly text and clear, well-labeled diagrams, Gail Gibbons offers up a cornucopia of information on this simple, significant grain. Dive into the history of its cultivation, the way it's pollinated and grows, and the many ways we harvest and use it.  Whether it's in small family gardens or huge industrial fields, corn is a fascinating, versatile crop.
 
A page of intriguing corn trivia is included!


About the Author

According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.


Praise For Corn

"A simple, yet informative and engaging look at an important food source."—School Library Journal

"Well-organized, accessible."—Booklist