The Princess and the Warrior

A Tale of Two Volcanoes



ISBN: 9781419721304 Categories: ,

Duncan Tonatiuh


Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico’s cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side. So two volcanoes were formed: Iztaccu00edhuatl, who continues to sleep, and Popocatu00e9petl, who spews ash and smoke, trying to wake his love.

Additional information

Weight 518 g
Dimensions 28.8 x 23.5 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 June 2016
Number of pages 40
Format Hardback
Dimensions 28.8 x 23.5 cm
Weight 518 g


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Duncan Tonatiuh's books have won numerous awards: Diego Rivera won the Pura Belpr\u00e9 Illustration Award; Pancho Rabbit won two Pura Belpr\u00e9 Honor awards, for illustration and narrative; Separate Is Never Equal won the prestigious Sibert Honor Award; and Funny Bones won the Sibert Award. He lives in Mexico.