Nile Serpent: Cleopatra

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The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Dastardly Dames presents "Cleopatra: Serpent of the Nile" by Mary Fisk Pack and illustrated by Peter Malone.

The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Dastardly Dames presents "Cleopatra: Serpent of the Nile" by Mary Fisk Pack and illustrated by Peter Malone. This book doesn't have chapters but it is divided into headings like what she ate, what she wore, and where she lived. With every picture there is a caption underneath that tells what the picture is and one or two facts about it. The first few pages of the book tell about her single life. Like her home city and how she ruled it and what it looked like. The next few pages are about her life with her first husband, Julius Caesar and their child. Together they started to rule a great kingdom until Julius died tragically. The next pages are about how she got her second husband, Mark Anthony to marry her, their life with four children, and how it went ruling together. The final pages are about the fall of Egypt and Mark Anthony and Cleopatra's tragic deaths.

 

On the cover of this book it says that this is for ages 9-13, and I agree with it fully. It would be a great book for anyone that likes history or wants to know about Cleopatra. Girls would like it because of all the illustrations and pictures. Boys would like it because it talks a lot about wars and it has vivid descriptions. The other books in the series include Agrippina, Mary Tudor, Catherine De' Medici, Marie Antoinette, and Cixi. I would encourage you to read the whole series.