The Trials of Tizoc

An Aztec boy, Tizoc, foolishly destroys a magnificent royal cape. As punishment, the boy's family is cast into slave bondage and his parents are slated for sacrifice at the Great Temple in the capital city, Tenochtitlan. In a desperate gamble, Tizoc and a few friends journey to the capital to rescue his parents from a gruesome death. More

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  • Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
  • Words: 43,030
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780996168809
About Frank Newton

Frank Newton, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in cultural anthropology at UCLA. In addition to conducting fieldwork in Central America, he worked for a time as a high school teacher. His experience as a teacher made him keenly aware that few novels for young readers have been written about pre-Columbian society. To enhance middle- and high-school students' understanding of Aztec culture, and to help teachers provide instruction on pre-Columbian life, he created this historical novel about an Aztec youth.

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