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Aztec Warriors

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Edge super high interest, low reading level books about great warriors in history.
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Edge super high interest, low reading level books about great warriors in history.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Swords, lances, bows and arrows, clubs, cannon—weapons of war fill this "Warriors of History" series designed to capture the attention of boys who may be reluctant to read but are well attuned to the constant violence and bloodshed of films, games, and the daily news. Each title introduces a military organization or cult in four chapters, including at least one gruesome incident to add a thrill. Some of the titles are better than others; some contain mistakes—all offer unattributed illustrations (a major fault of this series) ranging from modern photographs and movie stills to period engravings, prints, or paintings. In Aztec Warriors, chapters describe the Aztec Empire and its capital Tenochtitlan, training and tactics of warriors, Aztec weapons, and the downfall of the Aztecs and Montezuma. Students will learn about the Eagle and Jaguar warriors with their elaborate war suits and the bloody human sacrifice of prisoners and captured villagers. Though brief, text is generally correct; illustrations include a page from an Aztec codex, prints and paintings (unidentified) and photos of artifacts like the golden statue of an Eagle warrior and an inlaid ceremonial knife. For a wider view of Aztec culture, try Liz Sonneborn's well-illustrated The Ancient Aztecs (Scholastic, 2005) or Elizabeth Baquedano's Aztec, Inca & Maya (DK, 2000). Parents and teachers will need to decide whether a series focusing on war, violence, and cruelty is appropriate for their children's classrooms. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429613095
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Warriors of History Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.33 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Englar is a freelance writer and a teacher of English and creative writing. She has a master of fine arts degree in writing from Minnesota State University, and has written more than 30 nonfiction books for children. She continues to read and write about the many different cultures of our world in Minnesota.
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Table of Contents


The Valley of Mexico     4
Fierce Warriors     10
The Weapons of War     16
The End of an Empire     24
Features
Aztec Warrior diagram     18
Glossary     30
Read More     31
Internet Sites     31
Index     32
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