The Princess and the Warrior
ebook ∣ A Tale of Two Volcanoes
By Duncan Tonatiuh
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Award-winning creator Duncan Tonatiuh brings a cherished Mexican legend to life
A Pura BelprÃ© Illustrator Honor Book and ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Book!
Izta was the most beautiful princess in the land, and suitors traveled from far and wide to woo her. Even though she was the daughter of the emperor, Izta had no desire to marry a man of wealth and power. Instead, she fell in love with Popoca, a brave warrior who fought in her fatherâs armyâand a man who did not offer her riches but a promise to stay by her side forever.
The emperor did not want his daughter to marry a mere warrior, but he recognized Popocaâs bravery. He offered Popoca a deal: If the warrior could defeat their enemy, Jaguar Claw, then the emperor would permit Popoca and Izta to wed. But Jaguar Claw had a plan to thwart the warrior. Would all be lost?
Today two majestic volcanoesâPopocatÃ©petl and IztaccÃhuatlâstand overlooking Mexico City. They have been admired and revered for countless generations, and have formed the basis of many origin and creation myths. In The Princess and the Warrior, award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh retells one of Mexicoâs cherished legends.