The Aztecs

The Aztecs

by Anita Ganeri
     
 

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This book introduces the reader to the fascinating world of the Aztecs. This book looks at how the Aztecs ruled their empire and prayed to their gods. It also explores the many aspects of daily life, from food and farming to Aztec arts and crafts. Did you know? The Aztecs worshipped hundreds of gods and goddesses. The clothing the Aztecs wore represented their status…  See more details below

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This book introduces the reader to the fascinating world of the Aztecs. This book looks at how the Aztecs ruled their empire and prayed to their gods. It also explores the many aspects of daily life, from food and farming to Aztec arts and crafts. Did you know? The Aztecs worshipped hundreds of gods and goddesses. The clothing the Aztecs wore represented their status in society. The Aztecs played a sport called ulama, a mix of basketball, volleyball, and soccer. The Ancient Civilizations series tells the stories of the greatest cultures in human history and explains the lives of ancient people with amazing facts and stories.

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Children's Literature - Rihoko Ueno
This book is a nice introduction to the life of the Aztecs, and it is a nice choice for parents looking for a way to teach their children about history and different cultures. There is a lot to engage young readers, whether it is a section about the capital city or the religion, and parents will be pleased with the facts about the Aztecs. The illustrations on every page are vivid and attractive, and the text covers many topics. This is a good book tool for sparking a child's interest in the past and appreciating the innovations and contributions of another culture. Although most of the book is devoted to the life of people in the Aztec Empire, it also briefly summarizes the fall of the civilization at the end. This is a good overview of the Aztecs and there is a glossary for new vocabulary. This book is part of the "Ancient Civilizations" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756519520
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Ancient Civilizations Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of information books for children. Educated at Cambridge University, she has written more than 300 books, including the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series (Scholastic Children's Books) which won a 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. She writes widely on animals and the natural world. A recent title for Raintree, A Day in the Life of Rainforest Animals: Capybara, has been shortlisted for a Maryland Blue Crab Award 2012. Anita lives in the north of England with her husband, children and assorted pets.

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