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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

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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 |
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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.
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“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

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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.

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