The Lost Temple of the Aztecs by Shelley Tanaka
What It Was Like When The Spaniards Invaded Mexico (An I Was There Book)

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Beginning with the exciting discovery and excavation of the Aztec’s Great Temple in Mexico City, this vivid narrative depicts the exciting and tragic story of the Spaniards' invasion and conquest of Mexico. Told as an eyewitness account, the retelling explores the great battles that led to the fall of the empire, focusing on the meeting between Cortes and Moctezuma and the resultant confrontation between the Spaniards and Aztecs. Rich, detailed illustrations and captivating facts offer young readers a re-creation of the glory of the Aztecs and the empire's sad decline.


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Published September 1, 2000 by Hyperion / Madison Press. 48 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books.