The Saga of Alexander the Great

Overview


The story of Alexander the Great tells the story of the young king of Macedonia who lived just thirty-two years adn yet remains one of the most celebrated figures of classical antiquity. By the age of twenty the warrior king had proclaimed hiself pharaoh of Egypt, battled Persian armies, marched into India, and carried classical culture to the foothills of the Himalayas.
Combining stories from history and legend, Sofia Zarabouka chronicles the life of this bou wonder, from his ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $2.50   
  • New (1) from $16.14   
  • Used (7) from $2.50   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$16.14
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17609)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview


The story of Alexander the Great tells the story of the young king of Macedonia who lived just thirty-two years adn yet remains one of the most celebrated figures of classical antiquity. By the age of twenty the warrior king had proclaimed hiself pharaoh of Egypt, battled Persian armies, marched into India, and carried classical culture to the foothills of the Himalayas.
Combining stories from history and legend, Sofia Zarabouka chronicles the life of this bou wonder, from his early years as the son of King Philip and Queen Olympias to his rise as a brilliant leader of armies to his extroaordinary reign over much of the known world.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The oversize format and the softly washed portrait of Alexander on the cover are appealing, inviting the reader to come inside and find out more. But inside there is disappointment, at least in this English translation from the original Greek. The full page illustrations seem wooden and lacking in feeling, despite their subject matter (battles and parades, love scenes and throne rooms) and they often do not match the text on the opposite page. Occasionally the text offers interesting stories, especially at the beginning when we learn about a legendary mermaid who springs out of the waters during great storms, seizing the first ship she encounters and asking if King Alexander is alive and well. More often, the text offers a recitation of battles, victories and losses on the route to building Alexander's empire. We learn that he likes to emulate the customs of the people he conquers but not much else about Alexander the person. Especially for non-Greeks, the geography of Alexander's conquests is hard to follow; there is a map at the back, but it does not include all of Alexander's travels and does not identify current countries as a reference point. Ultimately, it is not entirely clear who the intended audience is for this book—the large size and frequent illustrations suggest a picture book for younger children, but the text is above them and yet probably not compelling enough to hold the interest of upper elementary or middle school students. 2004, J Paul Getty Trust, Ages 10 up.
—Karen Leggett
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)