by Diane Stanley, Peter Vennema


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Cleopatra 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
lekenned on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A biography about the life of the famous Egyptian queen. This would be a good book to accompany a lesson on early Egypt or famous people in history.
laf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about an Egyptian queen who married both Julius Caesar, and later another Roman leader, Mark Antony. It has funny stories such as the time when Cleopatra and Mark Antony went on a fishing trip. Mark wasn't catching anything, so he had a servant go under the boat and attach fish to his hook. Cleopatra found out, but she didn't say anything. Instead, she had another servant go under the boat and put a roasted, salted fish on his hook.This book has mosaic tile illustrations that are very nice and go along with the story.
kmcinern on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Personally, I think the story of Cleopatra is very interesting, I question whether the intended audience of this book would agree. The pictures in this text are visually appealing and may capture a reader's interest in a way that may distract from the actual text. The language is appropriate for middle school students, however at times it seems rather lengthy. Author Diane Stanley seems to spend extra pages discussing the Cleopatra-Ceasar-Antony saga and I would imagine this may help engage in a certain type of reader. Ultimately, portions of this text could be used to supplement history lessons, however, I cannot imagine using the text in its entirety.
klsulliv on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cleopatra was not even Egyptian, how many people know that? She was just lucky enough to be born into a family that descended from Alexander the Great and was considered royalty. She fell into her throne. However, obviously as she got older, many people did not like her. This is evident because all of the texts that were left or saved were written from her enemies. This book was interesting because it did not have an opinion of Cleopatra. This text simply states the facts that the saved ancient texts mentioned that she took part in. Cleopatra was a woman who took the time to educate herself so she could get what she wanted. She got involved with powerful men who were intrigued with her because of her intelligence because I cannot just believe beauty is what kept these guys around. Learn about Cleopatra's life and adventures that she endured to get what she wanted; however, trying to obtain everything that she wanted is what ultimately sealed her fate.
amandacb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The text in this story is a bit hard to read, as it is printed on a mosaic-tiled background. Cleopatra naturally tells the history of Cleopatra VII¿her rise and fall in Egypt, as well as her love affairs with Caesar and Antony. The text is accompanied with gorgeous, life-like illustrations. This would be appropriate for an older reader, either an advanced elementary reader or a middle-school reader.
medebrielle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cleopatra by Diane Stanley was a very interesting and informational book. This book tells us the story of Cleopatra, Egypt¿s last Queen. She married Julius Cesar and Mark Anthony. This book has amazing pictures and quite humorous short stories with in it. I would probably use this book when teaching a lesson on Cleopatra, but it was very difficult for me to read through this entire book, I felt the information was less exciting as her two previous books I read. The website I attached has a lesson plan to teach societal rankings. This was a big deal in Cleopatra because they had servants, slaves, and peasant people.
Kathdavis54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While the pictures were bright and engaging, the story did not always feel that way. It was very lengthy and boring at times. The information was good, though.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.