The Corn Whisperer by Sue Houser

Item No: 7618

$ 13.95

  • The Corn Whisperer by Sue Houser, illustrated by Ramon Shiloh, is a trio of stories about the ancient healing ways of the Southwest. Centered on life at various Pueblos, the book opens with young Charlie who tells his single mom he is worried about staying with her father, Grandfather Joe, the storyteller. In time, Grandfather Joe teaches Charlie how to live by using the stories he learned as a boy.

    • Author: Sue Hoser
    • Paperback: 48 pages
    • Publisher: Irie Books (March 31, 2017)
    • ISBN-10:1633843882
    • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Sue Houser turned to writing after her retirement as a social worker/therapist. She writes stories about New Mexico, her native state. Her latest book, The Corn Whisperer, came about after Sue learned that the old saying “It is so quiet, you can hear the corn grow” is actually true. While visiting Acoma, one of New Mexico’s 19 pueblos, Sue observed a nearby cornfield. This tranquil setting seemed the perfect place to hear corn grow, and kernels of The Corn Whisperer began to germinate.
  • A native New Mexican, Sue Houser grew up on a farm where her family raised corn. She enjoys exploring New Mexico and has visited most of the state's 19 pueblos.
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