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The amazing potato : a story in which the Incas, Conquistadors, Marie Antoinette, Thomas Jefferson, wars, famines, immigrants, and french fries all play a part

Author: Milton Meltzer
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Introduces the history, effects, and current uses of the potato in the world marketplace.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meltzer, Milton, 1915-2009.
Amazing potato.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1992
(OCoLC)606203671
Online version:
Meltzer, Milton, 1915-2009.
Amazing potato.
New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1992
(OCoLC)624431542
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Meltzer
ISBN: 0060208066 9780060208066 0060208074 9780060208073
OCLC Number: 24378112
Description: 116 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: tons of potatoes, billions of dollars --
A strange, funny-looking vegetable --
A gift of the Inca people --
Fear and folklore --
A bridge between life and death --
Famine in Ireland --
To America! To America! --
The answer to world hunger? --
Get 'em easy, get 'en quick --
A delicious dish --
in any language.
Responsibility: Milton Meltzer.

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Introduces the history, effects, and current uses of the potato in the world marketplace.

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