How to live like an Aztec priest

by Farndon, John,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 972 F23
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 972 F23
 
 
Summary

It's the year 1492, the height of the Aztec Empire, and Ten Vulture is learning to become a priest--and a deadly warrior. On his adventures, he has to learn a secret language and rituals and make human sacrifices to the gods. Visit the largest city in the Americas and take part in the ultimate bloodletting ceremony alongside Ten Vulture. You'll need a courageous heart and a strong stomach!

Contents
Building and empire
The mighty gods
Will you be a priest?
To Calmecac
Hard schooling
The Great City
Playing ball
Off to war
Becoming a little priest
Entering the great temple
Sacrifice
Making it to the top
Ten awesome Aztec facts.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The lighthearted tone and abundant cartoon-style illustrations of the books in the How to Live Like . . . series bring some of history's most exciting professions to life. Each sets the scene with the appropriate time and place before introducing a fictional figure to guide readers through the lifestyle or training required for these positions; cultural and historical context pads out the narrative. In An Aztec Priest, readers follow a teenage boy through his education at school and on the battlefield as he becomes a priest. Concluding Awesome Aztec Facts help to clarify the rather murky and sacrifice-heavy portrayal of the Aztec religion. These high-interest titles read like graphic novels, and although their information is relatively light (and uncited), they are perfect for piquing interest and engaging reluctant readers though a girl guide or two would have been welcome.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series How to live like.
Subjects Aztecs -- Juvenile literature.
Aztecs -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Minneapolis :2017
Contributors Aloisi, Giuliano, illustrator.
Audience Ages 8-12.
Grades 4 to 6.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781512411652
1512411655
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