Sad Night, The: Story of an Aztec Victory and a Spanish Loss


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This beautiful book about La Noche Triste, or The Sad Night, the last battle the Aztecs won against the Spaniards, is a highly effective melding of graceful, lucid text and stylized art. Designed to resemble Aztec codices, the illustrations appear in double-page strips above the bordered text. Beginning with the Aztec migration to Tenochtitlán (now Mexico City), the history of this people is traced through their final conquest by Cortés’s forces. . . . This title has the distinction of combining myth with historical fact in a particularly successful manner.

Pages: 40

Pages: 40


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Tells how the Aztecs established an empire in Mexico and what happened when they, led by Montezuma, encountered Cortes and the Spaniards in the early sixteenth century. Vivid illustrations and narrative style give a simple introduction to Mexican history.

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