The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes

by Duncan Tonatiuh

2017 Pura Belpré Award Honor, Illustrations
A reimagining of one of Mexico’s cherished legends about how two volcanoes formed from the love and devotion between a warrior and his princess. Author’s note. Glossary. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations were hand-drawn, then collaged digitally.

ISBN: 9781419721304

JLG Release: February 2017

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Out of Stock

Multicultural Elementary

Grades 2-6


12 books / $17.05 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition



    Page Count


    Trim Size

    9" x 11"

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.3, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.7, Points: 3


    Level: 770L

    Awards & Honors

    Buckeye Children's Book Award 2018 Winner SLJ’s Best Books of 2016, Nonfiction
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016, Picture Books
    NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children 2017, Recommended
    The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016
    New York Public Library 2016 Best Books for Kids, Fairy Tales & Folklore
    Charlotte Zolotow, 2017 Highly Commended
    Booklist 2016 Lasting Connections, Social Studies
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2017, Middle Readers
    Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth 2017, Diverse Fiction
    BCCB 2016 Blue Ribbons, Folklore
    Parents’ Choice Award Winner, Picture Books Recommended
    CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2016
    2016 Aesop Accolade
    2017 Américas Award, Commended Title



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