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

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

Sally Schofer Mathews, Clarion Books - New York 1994

Superbly and lavishly illustrated by hand, written for younger readers, it tells the famous story of La Noche Triste, when in June 1520, the Spanish, loaded down with plundered Aztec gold, escaped at night from Tenochtitlan, by the skin of their teeth.

This story has been used in schools very effectively: learn more by following the link below...

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Overall
Faithful retelling of a famous historical event, and wonderfully embellished with colourful, codex-style illustrations
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