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Cleopatra Rules!
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In this lively, informal biography, Vicky Alvear Shecter shows that Cleopatra was a far more capable and powerful ruler than people have thought. Most of what we've known about Cleopatra and what crept into art, film, and literature came from her enemies, the Romans. But, ascending to the throne at 17, Cleopatra proved herself a brilliant negotiator who forged alliances that kept her in power and in control of her kingdom. This book about Egypt's last and most famous pharaoh features an inviting text, many sidebars, and excellent color illustrations: maps, photos of ancient artifacts, and artworks from many historical periods.
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Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of Alexandar the Great Rocks the World, a Junior Library Guild selection and a Voice of Youth Advocates Honors List selection for nonfiction. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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"A lively, informative and aggressively informal portrait of Egypt's last and most famous pharaoh." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Will appeal to all readers, especially visual learners. Bibliography. Glossary. Timeline. Index." --"Library Media Connection" "Shecter's solid research is evident in her account of events as well as the back matter, which includes informative notes, a time line, a glossary, bibliographies of primary and secondary sources, and source notes for the illustrations." --"Booklist ""This portrait of Cleopatra shows a dynamic, intelligent woman living in turbulent times. Kids will love it!"--"Elizabeth Horner, Director of Education, Michael C. Carlos Museum of Antiquities, Emory University "Cleopatra Rules! "is a joy to read.""--Okasha El-Dalyl, Ph.D., Egyptologist, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London

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