Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Sad Night : the Story of an Aztec…

The Sad Night : the Story of an Aztec Victory and a Spanish Loss (1994)

by Sally Schofer Mathews

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
992122,024 (3)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 2 of 2
Enjoyable, well-illustrated story about the founding of Mexico City and the Aztecs' last victory over Spain.
  ImperfectCJ | Jul 13, 2017 |
This book is mainly about the first battle between the Aztecs and the Spanish in the 1500s when the Spanish lost. The book had a lot of colorful pictures, but the story was short and choppy. The story tried to cover too much information in a short amount of pages. The return of Cortes and his army and the destruction of Tenochtitlan is relegated to a few pages in the back. Could be used in upper elementary(4-5)as well as in middle school(6-8). ( )
  SuPendleton | Jan 16, 2014 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
This book is for the Schofer family and the memories of Mexico.
First words
Long ago in Mexico, when volcanoes sent lava rivers steaming into the jungles and jaguars hissed messages to man, a wandering people listened to their leaders.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618117458, Paperback)

“This sensitive treatment of 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. An engaging introduction to Mexican history.”—School Library Journal

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:58 -0400)

(see all 4 descriptions)

Tells how the Aztecs established an empire in Mexico and what happened when they, led by Montezuma, encountered Cortés and the Spaniards in the early sixteenth century.

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
15 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (3)
1 1
3 1
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,022,027 books! | Top bar: Always visible