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Title:
The corn grows ripe
Author:
Rhoads, Dorothy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Puffin Books, 1993.

©1956
Physical Description:
88 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
Tigre, a twelve-year-old Mayan boy living in a modern-day village in Yucatán, must learn to be a man when his father is injured.
General Note:
"First published in the United States of America by the Viking Press, 1956"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
"Ages 8-12"--Cover p. [4].

750 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 2.0 20303.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.5 6 Quiz: 02524.
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ISBN:
9780140363135
Format :
Book

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A Newbery Honor Book

Can Tigre find the strength and courage to support his family?

When Tigre's father is badly injured in an accident, the family is thrown into turmoil. Who will plant and harvest the corn that they need to survive--and to please the Mayan gods? The neighbors have fields of their own to tend, and Tigre's mother and grandmother cannot do it on their own. Twelve-year-old Tigre has never done a man's work before. Can he shoulder the burden on his own, and take his father's place?

"A book of special artistic distinction, with its well-told story rich in Mayan folkway and custom and its boldly appropriate drawings."-- The Horn Book


Author Notes

Dorothy Rhoads is the author of The Corn Grows Ripe , a Newbery Honor book.