Cleopatra Rules! by Vicky Alvear Shecter


Cleopatra Rules! by Vicky Alvear Shecter

In this lively, informal biography, Vicky Alvear Shecter shows that Cleopatra was a far more capable and powerful ruler than people have thought. Most of what we ve known about Cleopatraand what crept into art, film, and literaturecame from her enemies, the Romans. But, ascending to the throne at 17, Cleopatra proved herself a brilliant negotiator who forged alliances that kept her in power and in control of her kingdom. This book about Egypt s last and most famous pharaoh features an inviting text, many sidebars, and excellent color illustrations: maps, photos of ancient artifacts, and artworks from many historical periods.


Shecter's solid research is evident in her account of events as well as the back matter, which includes informative notes, a time line, a glossary, bibliographies of primary and secondary sources, and source notes for the illustrations. -- Booklist

About the Author

Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of Alexandar the Great Rocks the World, a Junior Library Guild selection and a Voice of Youth Advoc

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Publication date

21st August 2014



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