The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes

By TONATIUH, Duncan, retel

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ISBN
9781419721304
Publisher
Abrams


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on September 1, 2016  |  Elementary

PreS-Gr 2—Princess Izta is the most beautiful and eligible maiden in the land. One day, a humble warrior named Popoca approaches the princess, offering her the promise of true love and fidelity instead of lavish gifts or material wealth. Izta falls in love with him, even though her father, the emperor, feels Popoca is unsuitable for his royal daughter. He agrees to allow Popoca and Izta to marry, under one condition: Popoca must defeat Jaguar Claw, the infamous ruler of a neighboring land. Popoca fights many battles an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2016

After a string of award-winning picture-book biographies (Separate Is Never Equal, rev. 7/14; Funny Bones, rev. 11/15), Tonatiuh turns to folklore for this adapted pourquoi story that explains the origins of two volcanoes in Mexico: Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl. Izta is a kind and beautiful princess; "suitors traveled from distant lands to woo her." But despite promises of a life of luxury from several royal admirers, it's the honest young warrior Popoca who captures her heart. Izta...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Returning from battle to find his love, Princess Izta, in a deep sleep, warrior Popoca takes Izta to a mountain top. Soon, "where...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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