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This is the dramatic story of the last Queen of Egypt–famous throughout history and always misunderstood. The myth of her great beauty hides her true accomplishments–brilliance, courage, and immense ambition.  She won the hearts of two of the towering figures of the age, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and risked everything in her pursuit of world power. Set against the lavish backdrop of the Egyptian court at Alexandria and the dramatic final days of the Roman republic, Cleopatra’s world is brought richly to life in this beautifully illustrated book.

Recognition & Awards

ALA Notable Book; Booklist Editor’s Choice; Publisher’s Weekly Best Books; American Bookseller Pick of the Lists; Parenting Magazine Best Books; People Magazine Recommended Books for Young Readers; USA Today Recommended Books; Chicago Tribune Best Books; Library of Congress Children’s Literature center, Recommended Books; nominee for the Pennsylvania Young Reader Award and the Garden State Children’s Book Award; starred Reviews, Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly.

“This peerless author/artist team makes the captivating… Cleopatra seem astoundingly real.”

— starred review, Publisher’s Weekly


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