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

by Sally Mathews
$6.95
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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


  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618117451
  • ISBN-10: 0618117458
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 03/19/2001
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

“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

About the author
Sally Mathews

Sally Schofer Mathews received a master's degree in art education from the University of South Florida. She did her master's degree study in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and returned there to begin work on The Sad Night, her first book for Clarion.