Corn Grows Ripe, The


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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?

Pages: 96

Pages: 96



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This Newbery Honor book conveys the Mayans attempt at survival and pleasing their gods, through the adventures of a fictional character named Tigre.

  • Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Ancient Mayas lapbook.
  • Tapestry of Grace families:  Use for 1 week in Unit 2.
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