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The princess and the warrior: a tale of two volcanoes.

Tonatiuh, Duncan, (author,, illustrator.). Pabon, Tim, (narrator.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 10 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Tim Pabon.
Summary, etc.:
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. So two volcanoes were formed: Iztaccihuatl, who continues to sleep, and Popocatepetl, who spews ash and smoke, trying to wake his love.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Aztecs > Folklore.
Nahuatl literature.
Indians of Mexico > Folklore.
Indian mythology > Mexico.
Mountains > Folklore.
Legends > Mexico.

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