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The Corn Grows RipeA happy but often irresponsible twelve-year-old Yucatan boy must suddenly grow up when his father is injured. Tigre bravely goes to another village to get a bonesetter and then sets about clearing and burning the family's new cornfield, a ritualized duty that goes back to Mayan times. He proves he can be reliable.
- Fiction, Historical Fiction
- John Newbery Medal 1957 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780670241682