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Landau, Elaine.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Examines the history, cultivation, and uses of corn.
Reading Level:
860 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.2 0.5 1637.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.9 3 Quiz: 28192 Guided reading level: M.
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SB191.M2 L275 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
SB191.M2 L275 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.

Author Notes

Elaine Landau Elaine Landau has received her Bachelor's in English and Journalism and her Master's in Library and Information Sciences. She has written over 185 books, most of them non-fiction children's books on subjects such as earth science, planets, the supernatural, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and contemporary issues.

Landau's books have won the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "Science Books and Film" Best Children's Science Booklist, as well as The New York Public Library Books for the Teenage, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Award and VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4. These simple introductions to food staples are part of the True Book--Food and Nutrition series. Landau does her usual fine job of explaining a topic so that it is understandable to kids. Both books give a history, describe different species, and show the various ways that apples and corn are used (including a few recipes). The photos that illustrate the texts are colorful but are often too small to really show off their topic. These books are not inexpensive, but they will fill a need for young report writers. A glossary and Web site information are appended. See the Series Roundup, this issue, for two other titles, on wheat and bananas. --Ilene Cooper

Table of Contents

Cornp. 5
Kinds of Cornp. 14
The History of Cornp. 26
Better Than Everp. 38
To Find Out Morep. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
Meet the Authorp. 48