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Title:
Cleopatra : the queen of dreams
Author:
Middleton, Haydn.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the Egyptian queen who gained and maintained power over her kingdom through her alliance with Julius Caesar and later Marc Antony.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780195214048
Format :
Book

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Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, dreamed of restoring her country to its former glory. Hers is a story of ambition and struggle, of powerful romance with the Roman giants Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and ultimately of great tragedy.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-4-Considering their subject matter, these are two surprisingly boring books. Alexander is portrayed as an intelligent, often kind man whose only fault was that he murdered people who resisted his efforts to take their land and money. Cleopatra is depicted as a beautiful dreamer who only wanted an empire to call her own. These titles are superficial to the point of being confusing. Most of the pages are taken up by lifeless, full-color illustrations, and what little text there is paints history with a very broad brush. The subject matter (bloody battles, adultery, treachery) is actually quite mature for easy readers. Children interested in these historical figures should be steered toward Frédéric Theulé's Alexander and His Times (Holt, 1996) and Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema's Cleopatra (Morrow, 1994).-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.