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The Princess and the Warrior

The Princess and the Warrior

A Tale of Two Volcanoes

Audio Library Digital

10/18/2016

17 minutes

9781520049526

Audio Retail Digital

10/18/2016

17 minutes

9781520049533

Audio CD

10/18/2016

1 Audio CD

17 minutes

9781520049502

Video Library Digital (Readalong)

10/18/2016

18 minutes

9781520049489R

Video Library Digital

10/18/2016

18 minutes

9781520049489

Video Retail Digital

10/18/2016

18 minutes

9781520049496

DVD

10/18/2016

1 DVD

18 minutes

9781520049472

Description:

Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico's cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side. So two volcanoes were formed: Iztaccihuatl, who continues to sleep, and Popocatepetl, who spews ash and smoke, trying to wake his love.

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Tonatiuh's storytelling grows more assured with each title; this may be his best yet., The Horn Book

Award-winning author/illustrator Tonatiuh successfully retells this ancient tale using his distinctive and artistic illustrations with spare but effective text...Use this Aztec legend to inspire readers while teaching a bit about dramatic irony...This is an exceptional production that would be a valuable addition to folktale collections., School Library Journal

Using his trademark digital collage style, the author crafts brutally stunning scenes full of sharp angles using a palette of earthy, evocative colors. The text pops with incisive purpose, making every action feel monumental...Equal parts melancholic and transcendent—a genuine triumph., Kirkus

A skillfully crafted recounting of a somber tale of love and devotion., Publishers Weekly

The appealing story, the powerful illustrations, and the celebration of the Aztec culture make this a sure thing for those looking for a story, while an extensive author's note goes a step beyond, adding to the impact of the tale with a great deal of historical and cultural information., Booklist

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