Title: Magic Maize
Author: Mary and Conrad Buff
Description: First Edition (same date on title and copyright pages). Lime green cloth boards stamped in red. Light wear at head and foot of spine. Color illustrated endpapers. Sticker blemish in upper corner of ffep. Some spots of soiling on a few pages. Dust jacket shows edge chipping, including at head and foot of spine; spine worn; not price clipped ($3.00). DJ in archival sleeve. B/w illustrations plus several full-page color illustrations. 76,  pp. 10.75 x 7.75 inches.
Magic Maize was a recipient of the Newbery Honor in 1954. Set in contemporary Guatemala, the story tells of the adventures of Fabian, a boy from a traditional Mayan family. Mary Buff (1890-1970) and Conrad Buff (1886-1975) were a married couple who co-created children's illustrated books. They resided in southern California and between 1937 and 1968 they published fourteen books.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good+
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Keywords: children's, illustrated, Newbery Honor, Guatemala,
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