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The Resource Cleopatra, Diane Stanley, Peter Vennema ; illustrated by Diane Stanley

Cleopatra, Diane Stanley, Peter Vennema ; illustrated by Diane Stanley

Label
Cleopatra
Title
Cleopatra
Statement of responsibility
Diane Stanley, Peter Vennema ; illustrated by Diane Stanley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cleopatra was not the renowned beauty of legend-her strength lay in her intelligence, courage, and charm, and she would need all three in her short and perilous reign. She became Queen of Egypt at eighteen and by twenty had been driven from her throne. But she raided an army and won the support of the great Julius Caesar, who helped her return to rule. In the note on sources, the authors indicate that much of the information about Cleopatra has been based on legend & that many documents from her lifetime were destroyed after her death. Even Plutarch's histories were written a hundred years after her death. The large picture-book presentation lacks reference aids & would be challenging for researchers, but it is smoothly written & fascinating to read. The gouache illustrations for this book add to the narrative presentation. Cleopatra's name still glitters across history, evoking opulence, ambition, and tragedy. Raised in the shadow of the mighty Roman Empire, she dared to dream of a world united under Egyptian rule. She almost succeeded, and if she had, we would live in a far different world today. Cleopatra was not the renowned beauty of legend--her strength lay in her intelligence, courage, and charm, and she would need all three in her short and perilous reign. She became Queen of Egypt at eighteen and by twenty had been driven from her throne. But she raised an army and won the support of the great Julius Caesar, who helped her return to rule. We will never know what these two brilliant and ambitious people might have accomplished together, for Caesar soon fell to Roman assassins. Instead, it was Mark Antony, another famous Roman, who risked everything with Cleopatra in pursuit of world power
Summary
Chronicles Cleopatra's rule in Egypt, and tells how she persuaded Romans Julius Caesar and Mark Antony to help her try to make Egypt powerful
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1995
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1994
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
178940
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
932/.021
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT92.7
LC item number
.S84 1994
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 4
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Cleopatra, Diane Stanley, Peter Vennema ; illustrated by Diane Stanley
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc043/93027032.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [46])
Control code
36588
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
[46] p.
Isbn
9780688104146
Isbn Type
(library)
Lccn
93027032
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28674657
  • (OCoLC)28674657
Label
Cleopatra, Diane Stanley, Peter Vennema ; illustrated by Diane Stanley
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc043/93027032.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [46])
Control code
36588
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
[46] p.
Isbn
9780688104146
Isbn Type
(library)
Lccn
93027032
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28674657
  • (OCoLC)28674657

Library Locations

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      1201 Washington Street, Perry, GA, 31069, US
      32.461021 -83.733818
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      32.6189 -83.607292
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