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Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 10. Januar 1986

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  • Taschenbuch: 40 Seiten
  • Verlag: HarperCollins (10. Januar 1986)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0064450260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064450263
  • Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 4 - 8 Jahre
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 22,1 x 0,2 x 20,3 cm
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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 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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With more than 60 fiction and nonfiction titles for children to her credit, Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published in 1960. Born in New Jersey, she now lives in New York City.

Aliki's books for young readers include the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out titles Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils Tell of Long Ago, My Feet, and My Hands. Other nonfiction books by Aliki include How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Dinosaurs, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.

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Von A Reader am 7. November 2007
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This is a wonderful book about corn that even adults can learn from. Although most the pages within are black and while. The pictures are still enjoyable for children, and the simple text that explains the history of corn and how we use it today is wonderful!
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All About Corn -- a review of Aliki's "Corn is Maize" 24. August 2005
Von Pam - because someone must be a thorn - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
This is an interesting book and the second science book that we have looked at which was written and illustrated by Aliki. In this book she covers a wide variety of aspects of Corn.

She begins by explaining that a corn kernel is a seed. She then shows how sun and rain affects the planted seeds. There are drawings of developing corn with tassels and silk (boy and girl parts.) There is a smaller drawing of the route pollen takes to get to the kernel. The pollen travels down the silk to reach the kernel egg.

It is at this point that I will say that I think 4 and 5 years of age is too young for this book. (I have a 5 and a 3 and it was definitely over their heads.)

But to continue-- The book discusses how other plants scatter their seeds but how corn needs people to survive. It emphasizes that scientist have never found any 'wild' corn but only the `civilized' version we know now.

From there the book divulges how native American were instrumental in developing the corn of today. It discusses how some groups used to bury a fish under each corn `hill' and how growing beans and squash with corn made all do better.

It then proceeds to show how corn was used by native Americans, how it was stored and celebrated in religion and dance, and how Christopher Columbus took corn or maize back to Europe. The pilgrims appreciation of corn is discussed as well as the many, many ways that corn and corn products are used today.

Five stars. A comprehensive book about corn for children. The artwork is alternatively in color and grayscale, but this should not be a big drawback for those interested in the subject. The age range as mentioned before, should be fairly advanced, say first or second grade and above.

Example of text follows so you can gage reading level, etc.:

"But although scientists searched,

they had never found any wild corn.

Not long ago they found some.

It was in a cave in Mexico where people once lived.

They found scraps of plants and tiny ears of

ancient corn, more than 5,000 years old.

It was not like any the scientist had ever seen."
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A great informational book 6. April 2000
Von Charlene Howard - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Corn is Maize is a great book on corn. It not only shows how corn is grown and the many uses. It teaches the children about Indian culture and how they shared their corn with the prilgrams. A book of history, science, and social development.
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Corn is Maize; too long for preschoolers 11. Dezember 2013
Von Esme-Pam - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This book was geared to children ages 6 to 9. It was too long for average preschoolers to sit through. Our children became tired of listening to it half way through.
sweet picture book 2. Mai 2014
Von Teresa Eun Young Kwon - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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This book is great read with the kids to introduce a culture and the origins of...corns! Eating corn in the summer nights has been one of our family tradition so I wanted to have a children's book on corns for my little nephews when they visit in the summer time. It talks about the origins of corn that started over 5,000 years ago in Mexico and with the American Indians. It is a great book on the world of corns and the nourishment it brought for people of the Americas.
brilliant 11. November 2010
Von M. Heiss - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Quite simply, this is a book about the origin, development, and uses of corn.

Explanations of the domestication of corn, the developmment of its varieties, and the ongoing farming of corn. It shows how corn has been modified into a staple grain world-wide. Great book. Not just for little kids.
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