Corn is Maize: The Gift of the Indians
Terra Experience Collection
Corn is Maize: The Gift of the Indians; Aliki (1976).
[New paperback, 34 pp.]
Ages: ages 6+, Reading grades: 1st-3rd, [Natural History]
Maize is very important to people in both north and central America. Learn about its history and science in this "let's-read-&-find-out book.
Description: A easy-to-read story about the science and role of corn, or more correctly maize, in the life of the Native Americans and later the Europeans who received the 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"