Montezuma's Tantrum (Hardcover)

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Montezuma's Tantrum By Nuria Gómez Benet, Santiago Solís Montes de Oca (Illustrator), Elisa Amado (Translator) Cover Image

Montezuma's Tantrum (Hardcover)


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Emperor Montezuma's court tries everything to cure his bad mood in this delightful and hilarious story that sheds light on life in the Aztec empire--and the origins of hot chocolate.

Montezuma is in a bad mood today. He doesn't want to see anyone or do anything The people in the palace are very worried. They try everything they can to make Montezuma smile. They bring gifts, make music, and even dance. What to do?

This vibrantly illustrated picture book shares the enduring symbols of Aztec life, from Quetzalc atl, the magnificent plumed serpent, to its temples, codices, drums, and Montezuma's elaborate palace full of people and creatures. At the center of the story is xocol tl, a delicious treat enjoyed by Indigenous peoples of Mexico long before the Spaniards arrived. Today xocol tl (chocolate) is eaten, drunk, and enjoyed all over the world.

But before all that happened, Montezuma had a tantrum...

An Aldana Libros Book, Greystone Kids

Product Details ISBN: 9781778400940
ISBN-10: 1778400949
Publisher: Greystone Kids
Publication Date: October 8th, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English