The Smoking Mountain

The Story of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl [An Aztec Legend]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

From the ancient legends of the Aztecs, comes the story of a love as enduring as a mountain: The Aztec Emperor has many children, but Princess Izta is dearest to his heart. The Emperor has enemies as well, but he also has brave warriors, and Popo is one of the best. Popo cares only about battle . . . until he meets Izta. To prove his worth he accepts a difficult task, but he promises Izta he will come back to her and watch over her—always. With jealous rivals plotting against him, will Popo find a way to keep his vow?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76134-649-4
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, Nonfiction
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2008-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
BISACS JNF052030, JNF062000
Dewey 741.5'973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.375 x 9.25
Lexile 590
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 3.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 124685
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Original artwork, Pronunciation guide, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Illustrator: David Witt

David Witt is an artist living and working in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His work as a poster artist has been published in the Art of Modern Rock by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King, and Gig Posters by Clayton Hayes. He has done menu screen art for Guitar Hero II, as well as creating numerous T-shirt designs and album art for bands around the world. He continues to work freelance and also finds time to paint and participate in art shows around the country. In the summer he spends most of his time in his garden. His work at Lerner includes Isis and Osiris, The Hero Twins, Nightmare on Zombie Island, Captured by Pirates, and Attack of the Mutant Meteors.

Author: Dan Jolley

Aside from the books Dan Jolley has done for Lerner, he has also published a series of original YA novels called Alex Unlimited, as well as teen and junior novelizations for the movies Iron Man and Transformers 2. Dan has published hundreds of comic books from Marvel, DC, and most of the other major publishers in the country.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Graphic Myths and Legends

Supreme artwork and storytelling are the hallmarks of Lerner Publishing Group’s Graphic Universe imprint. With art and text created by experienced graphic novel authors and artists―who also work for publishers such as DC and Marvel―using traditional drawings, coloring, and… View available downloads →