From the Set Ancient Warriors
Introduces readers to Aztec warriors, including their history and famous battles, uniforms and weapons, and training and tactics.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.1|
|Guided Reading Level||X|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||32, 32|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of Ancient Warriors from School Library Connection on October 1, 2015
Each book in this series details the history of an historical warrior group. Chapters address origins, weaponry, battle tactics, and major battles. All books include captioned illustrations along with a timeline. While the main narrative emphasizes the history of leaders and their warriors, frequent sidebars ask readers to consider the perspectives of others such as women and conquered people. Brief sentences and emphasis on key vocabulary facilitate comprehension. The books could benefit from the inclusion of modern maps to give readers a frame of reference. The authors’ sources are not listed, though each title notes a consulting expert to add credibility. This series conveys high-interest information, making it a worthwhile addition. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Table of Contents. Index. Available in eBook format.
A noteworthy review of Ancient Warriors from Children's Bookwatch on April 1, 2015
Filled with detailed illustrations from the Codex Mendoza and other authentic sources about Aztec life, ‘Aztec Warriors’ provides a discerning overview of the role and attributes of a classic Aztec warrior, within the context of Aztec historical background from 1325 to 1521, displayed upon the chronological Timeline on page 30. The Aztec warrior is described, both in outer appearance and costume and in mind frame before battle and inner attitudes, as well as flexibility in filling dual roles, such as soldier and farmer. Battle tactics, clothing and weapons, and the rise of the Spanish Conquest are outlined. Narrative language is simple but sophisticated. An interesting feature that encourages learning through emotional identification contrasts accepted Aztec practices, written in white type against a dark gray background, with an alternative presented as Another View, in white print against a deep tan background. Another View sidebars generally end with a question such as ’ How do you think Aztec boys felt about becoming warriors?’ This vivid comparative thinking technique skillfully presents contrasts in attitudes towards the cultural conflict that grew between the Aztec warriors and ruler and the Spanish explorers. Excellent art works, such as a mural by Diego Rivera showing the Spanish battling Aztec warriors, are shown in part to tell the story of the warriors of Tenochtitlan. Ending with a Timeline of significant events from 1325 to 1521 A.D., a glossary, and suggested resources and web sites to learn more, ‘Aztec Warriors’ is an excellent nonfiction resource for students ages 9-10 and up. Also highly recommended are the following additional titles from this exciting series on ancient warriors: Samurai Warriors (9781631437595), Roman Gladiators (9781631437588), Ninja Warriors (9781631437571), Mongol Warriors (9781631437564), Spartan Warriors (9781631437601), Medieval Knights (9781631437557), and Viking Warriors (9781631437618).