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The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes

by Duncan Tonatiuh

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This is a traditional folk tale of the creation of the two volcanoes that can be seen from Mexico City, Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. It is the story of the princess Izta and the warrior Popoca. They fell in love, but he had to go to battle. A messenger tricked Izta into believing Popoca had been killed, so she drank a potion to make her pain go away. When Popoca returned victorious, he found her sleeping and no one could wake her up. So he took her far away, and through the years their bodies became covered in snow and formed the volcanoes. Like all traditional stories passed down orally for centuries, there are multiple variations, and in the Author's Note Duncan Tonatiuh gives his reasons for some of the choices he made.
  Tarawyn | Nov 15, 2017 |
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh is a great award-winning book that tells of the legend and myth of how two volcanoes came to be. The princess could have any man that she would desire, but the man who won her heart was a simple warrior. The story goes on to tell their love story and why the volcanoes are where they are today. I would recommend this book to any young reader because it is a great story of love and selflessness. ( )
  annajenkins | Nov 2, 2017 |
This tale tells a story of a kind princess who doesn’t like any of her suitors until a brave warrior comes and they fall in love. Her father makes him go and defeat there enemy in order to marry his daughter. He wins the battle but the princess is told he died and is given a poison to drink. The warrior comes back and carries her outside to try to wake her but sits with her outside until they turn into mountains because he never woke her.
  jengro3 | Aug 16, 2017 |
This is a beautiful love story for older children.
  eburger | Aug 15, 2017 |
A beautiful princess, Izta, is sought after by rich suitors from across the land. She is not interested in power or wealth, and instead falls in love with a warrior, Popoca, who must defeat the warring tribe before being allowed to win the princess' hand.
  Lilly.Reid | Jul 7, 2017 |
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"Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico's cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side."--… (more)

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