Tonatiuh, Duncan The Princess and the Warrior. PICTURE BOOK. Abrams, 2016. $17.
When the Princess falls in love with the commoner, her father insists that he prove his bravery by defeating their enemies. While he is gone on his quest, one clever enemy sneaks in and breaks the princess’s heart. When her warrior returns, he stays by her side – forever.
Tonatiuh’s illustrations are excellent homages to the traditional Aztec drawings. The story is engaging up until the last page – where it falls just a little flat.
EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher