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Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, Egypt, 57 B. C.
     

Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile, Egypt, 57 B. C.

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by Kristiana Gregory
 

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Established "Dear America" author Kristiana Gregory kicks off "The Royal Diaries" with the captivating story of a young Cleopatra's life.

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Cleopatra VII 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 131 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In six grade my friends showed me this book and i thought nothing of it. But i started to read it and it was amazing!! I DONT like to read books and im normally the kind of person to procrastinate summer reading but this book kept me on my toes. It was suspenceful and truly the best book i have ever come across.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cleopatra, daughter of the Nile, written by Kristiana Gregory and published by Scholastic in 1999 has 218 pages. After reading the first entry I felt like somone had taken me and placed me beside the cool waters of the Nile in Egypt, Alexandria,57 B.C. The picutre looks so lifelike. You can almost see the rushes swaying in the breeze and feel the cool evening gusts against your face. Cleopatra herself seems almost lifelike, gazing at you through haughty eyes, almost daring you to read her story, which begins with her sitting in her favorite room in the palace overlooking the sea. Her father, Ptolemy the XII, has misgoverned the country of Egypt to corruption, and the people blame him and Cleopatra, because she is his favorite daughter. They have more then once tried to kill him, so he hides himself as the turmoil grows. Determined not to let her country go to ruin, Cleopatra desperately seeks a way to save her people, but her father has other plans. He leaves for Rome to plead with Julias Ceasar to send troops and force the rebelling people into submission that he may once again rule Egypt. Cleopatra knows that once the greedy Romans set foot upon Egyptian soil, they will never leave till Egypt belongs to the Roman province. Nevertheless, she steals aboard the boat and sails with her father to Rome. But convincing the Roman Senate to aid Egypt becomes more complicated then the princess imagines, and it is three years before she can return to her beloved Egypt. Kristiana Gregory vividly potrays Rome as a stinking, vile, uncouth city and expresses Cleopatra's yearning to return to Egypt. I loved reading about ancient Egypt and being so close to one of the most famous Egyptian princess in history. It felt impressive, being one on one with Cleopatra, espeshely since I knew I could never take as many responsibilities as she did at her age. One of the best books, if not the best in the royal diaries series, and one of the thickest, I have thouroughly enjoyed reading this diary. A must have for all readers of the royal diaries series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is a very good book to read for a book report. Cleopatra must have been very brave to follow her father and return to egypt even if she has to fend for her life. I think its great how she knows so many languages. I think this book is for anyone 8 and older. Im only half done and I think its unbelievable
Mossface7 More than 1 year ago
This book is second in line of my favorite Royal Diaries books. WHen I first picked it up, I was like, "Okay, this book is about some Egyptian girl from a couple thousand years ago. How boring!" But then something in the first few pages kinda made me go, "Wow. THis is really interesting!"
I think that everyone should read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book greatly but I couldn't believe all the killing! The epilogue was interesting about how Cleopatra was the only one to live the longest but she only lived to age 39!Still it was a very good book.
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Loved this book!
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this book is so good! It gives so much description on what life was like back then and it makes history interesting!
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Very good vocabulary and explaining. This author proved that people can write history in a fun and exiting way. i couldn't stop reading!
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This was a really interesting book that gave me a glimpse into what Cleopatra's earlier life might have been like. It was really interesting to read about her maturity at such a young age and her intelligence and wisdom. I have always had an interest in Egyptian rule but this taught me a lot more and I am even more interested in it. I also have a new-found respect for Cleopatra.
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