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

  • ISBN13: 9780618117451
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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

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

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3 thoughts on “The Sad Night: The Story of an Aztec Victory and a Spanish Loss”

  1. This book has been beloved by my kids and nieces/nephews to read each and every year, from age 4 to age 13. I just attended the Aztec exhibit at the British Museum in London, and realized I knew and understood most of the exhibit from reading “The Sad Night”. My mom and I were amazed at how historically accurate the story and drawings were to the Aztec iconography, while still being really interesting to look at and read for kids.

    This is such a worthwhile book because kids keep coming back to it. It is so well done. Yes, its somewhat bloody in its story of war and conquest, but that’s what really happened. I’m going to get it for our school library.
    US Archery Supplies Rating: 5 / 5

  2. This historically accurate story of the end of the Aztec Empire in Mexico is well written and engrossing. The history it contains is better suited for oder children, but the format is engaging for younger readers. It’s the kind of book that made this adult reader want to learn more about the Aztec and Hernan Cortes!
    US Archery Supplies Rating: 4 / 5

  3. I will say first of all that this is a bloody and somewhat gruesome story in parts. But war is bloody and gruesome. It was appropriate for my six year old boy. This was an interesting story (with fabulous pictures) that even teaches how the picture on the Mexican flag came about. I learned something by reading it and it fueled my son’s interest in the Mayans, Aztecs, and Incas.
    US Archery Supplies Rating: 5 / 5

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