CORN BELT HARVEST by Raymond Bial

CORN BELT HARVEST

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Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A straightforward presentation of current American practice in raising and using ``the most abundant grain in the Western Hemisphere''--not just methods of planting, harvest, storage, and marketing, but telling details about living in corn country (in August, ``The horizon is now just a memory; you have to stop at every crossroads...because oncoming drivers can't see you...'') and vivid descriptions (``The dry leaves now rustle, like the sound of the ocean in a shell''). Like the text, the author's color photos are not only commendably clear and informative, but they're also distinguished by careful composition and an understated but pervasive affection for the heartland's landscapes, machines, and people. Unusually handsome and useful. Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Nov. 25th, 1991
ISBN: 0-395-56234-1
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 1991




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