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The Corn Grows Ripe
The Corn Grows Ripe
Author: Dorothy Rhoads, Jean Charlot (Illustrator)
When his father is badly injured in an accident, a young Mayan boy called Tigre wonders who will plant and harvest the corn that they need to survive -- and to please the Mayan gods. Twelve-year-old Tigre has never done a man's work before. Now he will have to take his father's place.
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PBS Market Price: $7.09 or $3.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780140363135
ISBN-10: 0140363130
Publication Date: 6/1/1993
Pages: 96
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Puffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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SusanofGreenGables avatar reviewed The Corn Grows Ripe on + 618 more book reviews
Used in Sonlight Core 3.
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Nice introduction to Mayan culture/lifestyle. Young boy takes on adult responsibilities after his father is injured. Some references to Mayan religious practices.
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Tigre, a twelve-year-old Mayan boy living in a modern-day village in Yucatâan, must learn to be a man when his father is injured.


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