Cleopatra

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Queen of Egypt at the age of eighteen, Cleopatra's passion was to untie the world under Egyptian rule. Legendary leaders risked their kingdoms to win her heart, and her epic life has inspired countless tales throughout history. A timeless story of love, war, and ambition, their pictorial biography is sure to entertain and educate.

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Overview

Queen of Egypt at the age of eighteen, Cleopatra's passion was to untie the world under Egyptian rule. Legendary leaders risked their kingdoms to win her heart, and her epic life has inspired countless tales throughout history. A timeless story of love, war, and ambition, their pictorial biography is sure to entertain and educate.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"This peerless author/artist team makes the captivating... Cleopatra seem astoundingly real," said PW in a starred review. Ages 7-up. (Aug.)
Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
Striking paintings in ancient Roman style, combined with an accurate and lively text, make this biography of Cleopatra particularly appealing. Although a picture book format is used, the text is longer than most of this genus and the subject matter more suitable to an older age than the usual picture book audience. The authors have done a wonderful job of dispelling myths about Cleopatra and of making a rather complex historical milieu accessible to both young readers and adults. Mosaic borders on each page add to the beauty of the book's design and have become a Stanley trademark. Includes index, bibliography, preface, introduction, epilogue and maps. Publishers Weekly Best Book.
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
Cleopatra had charm, intelligence, and courage. The impact of these qualities affected both Egyptian and Roman history. This is a picture book biography that deserves special attention. Panoramas of Egyptian and Roman life, vividly depicted, create the atmosphere of the period and give substance to the main characters. Cleopatra hoped to unite the world under Egyptian control but she hadn't counted on falling in love with Caesar and then Mark Antony. Strong-willed and ambitious, she is a tragic figure who teetered on the brink of greatness but is remembered only for her love affairs. How unfortunate that history was written by her enemies.
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
This poignant chronicle of the remarkable young Queen of Egypt is another historical thriller from the highly honored husband and wife team of Stanley and Vennema. Dramatic paintings, overflowing with details and contrasts, pull young readers into the kingdoms of Egypt and Rome. The images of Cleopatra, Caesar and Antony were taken from actual coins and statues that remain from that era, one hundred years before the birth of Christ. Maps, bibliography and challenging text blend in this memorable picture book. Readers are held, fascinated, as Cleopatra, more determined than beautiful, rebuilds the Egypt of the Ptolomies one last, glorious time.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-``It is traditionally believed that Cleopatra dazzled Caesar with her great beauty. Instead, it was the power of her intelligence and personality that drew him to her.'' In this lively, well-crafted biography, Stanley and Vennema brush the cobwebs from the popularly held portrait of Cleopatra to reveal a vital, warm, and politically adroit ruler. Lucid writing combines with carefully selected anecdotes, often attributed to the Greek historian Plutarch, to create an engaging narrative. The young queen's marriage to her brother Ptolemy XIII is placed in the context of practices of the rulers of the day. A ``Note on Ancient Sources'' and a map precede the text; an epilogue, pronunciation guide, and a brief bibliography are appended. Stanley's stunning, full-color gouache artwork is arresting in its large, well-composed images executed in flat Greek style. The palette is as rich and sumptuous as the court at Alexandria. Cover art and endpapers simulate period mosaics; the text is set against a faux-tile backdrop that reinforces the book's design and illustration. The figures of Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony stride powerfully across scenes of Egypt and the Roman Empire. Finally, Cleopatra emerges as a savvy, astute, and complex leader who followed both her heart and mind.-Carolyn Noah, Central Mass. Regional Library System, Worcester, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688154806
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 303,890
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Stanley is the author and illustrator of beloved books for young readers, including The Silver Bowl, which received three starred reviews, was named a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews and Book Links Lasting Connections, and was an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice; The Cup and the Crown; Saving Sky, winner of the Arab American Museum's Arab American Book Award and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year; Bella at Midnight, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice; The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy; The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine; and A Time Apart.

Ms. Stanley has also written and illustrated numerous picture books, including three creatively reimagined fairy tales. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Diane Stanley is the author and illustrator of beloved books for young readers, including The Silver Bowl, which received three starred reviews, was named a best book of the year by Kirkus Reviews and Book Links Lasting Connections, and was an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice; The Cup and the Crown; Saving Sky, winner of the Arab American Museum's Arab American Book Award and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year; Bella at Midnight, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and an ALA Booklist Editors' Choice; The Mysterious Case of the Allbright Academy; The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine; and A Time Apart.

Ms. Stanley has also written and illustrated numerous picture books, including three creatively reimagined fairy tales. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2004

    Cleopatra news, for little kids hoping to find out about her.

    She was beautiful, and sertainly The best and only last Egyptian Queen. Just the name gives you the ancient feeling, You might get the feeling you are inside an old dusty tomb of golden cofins. You imagine you hear the snakes hissing, and the cats moewing in their prized jewlery of faith.she has many books written about her in your local Library. You can go to Roam or Europe and there you may find muesums with tons of statues of her, including portraits of her and smooth marble sculptures of her head.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002

    Queen of the Nile

    It was a story about Cleopatra's life like any other biography. She was a Egyptian Queen. It was good for a biography but I don't really like biogrphys so I only gave it three stars.

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