Cleopatra VII

Cleopatra VII

Daughter of the Nile

Book - 1999
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While her father is in hiding after attempts on his life, twelve-year-old Cleopatra records in her diary how she fears for her own safety and hopes to survive to become Queen of Egypt some day.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 1999.
ISBN: 9780590819756
0590819755
Branch Call Number: GRE
Characteristics: 221 p. : ill., maps

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faithmurri99
Apr 22, 2018

I loved this book when I was like 11, so much so that I still own it and intend to keep it forever, but did anyone ever notice just how creepy Mark Antony is?

Like, dang man, you're like almost thirty and she's literally half your age, and is going through puberty, so can you refrain?

I know this is supposed to be like, pseudo-historical, but could they have made her a little bit older? Even 18 would have been better, so it isn't so pervy. Or since this is a book for children, they could have, idk not written that storyline?

Other than that, I loved this book and still read it sometimes just to feel nostalgic.

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MythrielofSolitude
Mar 23, 2017

Interesting take on Cleopatra's childhood.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

79 CE. Teenaged Cleopatra deals with the concerns of being a young royal in a dangerous world. Written in a reflective, diary style, this historical novel provides insight into both the day to day history of Egypt and the thoughts of a young girl growing up.

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I_heart_Po_my_dog
Feb 07, 2014

I love this book so much! I love how they incorporate the history of Cleopatra the seventh but also develop her to be a character in this book.

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AmalMirza
Dec 01, 2013

I love this
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backinthesaddle
Jul 02, 2013

good read:)

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100abby
Jun 05, 2012

Quite a good story of the girl queen Cleopatra, my only question is: Is it based on fact? Or did the author just write what she wanted about this amazing character?

ClaireThomason Dec 17, 2011

I highly reccomend this book to all the Highcrest students. 5 stars!

horses213 Dec 15, 2011

Love this book. Hope others enjoy it like I have.

junior13456 Sep 11, 2011

awesome book!! the author did a good job capturing what life would have been like for cleopatra VII

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