The Princess And The Warrior: A Tale Of Two Volcanoes

The Princess and the warriorPrincess Itza has many wealthy and powerful suitors, but she refuses them all. She loves a warrior named Popoca because he loves her for who she is and promises to stay by her side no matter what. Itza’s father, the emperor, does not want his daughter to marry a mere warrior. He tells Popoca that if he can defeat their enemy, Jaguar Claw, he can marry Itza. When Popoca is close to victory, his opponent sends a messenger saying Itza has fallen into a deep sleep. Popoca returns home and even he cannot wake her. He stays by her side and two volcanoes are formed – Itzaccihuatl, who continues to sleep and Popocatepetl, who spews ashes and smoke from time to time trying to wake his sleeping princess. This retelling of an ancient Aztec legend is illustrated by Tonatiuh’s recognizable artwork with sharp lines and figures always shown in profile. A glossary with pronunciations and an author’s note about the artwork and source materials are included. mjw
Title: The Princess And The Warrior: A Tale Of Two Volcanoes
Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
Illustrator
: Duncan Tonatiuh
Publisher
: Abrams
Copyright
: 2016
Original Language
: English
ISBN
: 978-1-4197-2130-4
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 6-9
Genre
: Picture Book, Folk Tale
Book setting
: Mexico
Author’s ethnicity
: Mexican
Author’s residence
: Mexico
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Mexican
Illustrator’s residence
: Mexico
Awards
: Author/illustrator has won the Pura Belpre Award.  2016 New York Times Best Illustrated Books.
Subjects
: Fairy tales, Folk tales, Geography and cultures, Hispanic and Latino, Mexico, Myths, Multicultural studies

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