What grain has seeds in all colors of the rainbow, can grow twenty feet high, is often harvested by moonlight, and is more valuable to the United States than gold?
As the New York times Book Review said, “Micucci knows how to grab his audience” and is “canny about organizing his material.” Building upon his successful series of creative science for the younger grades, the author-illustrator of the LIFE AND TIMES series focuses on the science, uses and history of American’s most prevalent crop. A master of fascinating trivia, he knows just how to draw readers in and expand on a seemingly small topic.
About the Author
Charles Micucci ’s other books with Houghton Mifflin include The Life and Times of the Honeybee and The Life and Times of the Peanut. He lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an interesting book that goes in depth about anything and everything corn. It goes through the history of corn, how and what people use to use it for other than food. This book goes through the different types of corn, and the many different colors of corn. It tells you the different parts of the corn plant, along with how and when you grow it. Corn is used in many things that people have no idea corn is even present. Also they have corn celebrations, festivals, and mazes that many people like to participate in around the U.S.