Cleopatra Rules! by Vicky Alvear Shecter
The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen

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Good. Evil. Dangerous. Glamorous. Will the real Cleopatra please stand up? Almost everything we know about the last queen of Egypt came from her enemies the Romans. Now it's time to meet the ''real'' Cleopatra, a ruler more complex, brilliant, and powerful than we ever knew. Cleopatra didn't just rock the boat when she became queen at seventeen. She rocked the world with brilliant alliances that kept her in power and in control. When Mark Antony tried to put Egypt under his thumb, she negotiated for - and won - more territory than any Egyptian ruler had snagged in generations. Cleopatra didn't just play by the rules. She made them up as she went along. She bowed to no one, including Octavian the future Caesar Augustus who never missed an opportunity to pump out anti-Cleopatra propaganda. The queen of Egypt has fascinated the world for thousands of years. It's time to find out why. So, on your knees, commoner! The world's most brilliant and outrageous queen - Cleopatra VII, the last Pharaoh of Egypt - is about to make her entrance. Includes maps, endnotes, timeline, glossary, sources, and index.
 

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Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of 'Alexander the Great Rocks the World', a Junior Library Guild selection. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of 'Alexander the Great Rocks the World', a Junior Library Guild selection. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Published August 1, 2010 by Boyds Mills Pr. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Children's Books.

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From the little known about the lives of Cleopatra Selene and her two brothers, taken to Rome after the deaths of their parents to live in the emperor’s compound, Shecter has written an entertaining but ultimately thin first novel.

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The author of Alexander the Great Rocks the World (2006) offers a lively, informative and aggressively informal portrait of Egypt’s last and most famous pharaoh.

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This fascinating historical novel explores the tumultuous history of Cleopatra VIII Selene, the only daughter of Cleopatra VII and Marcus Antonius.

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Cleopatra Selene's mother, brothers, and close friend Juba are all positive role models in her life.

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The book dispels myths while teaching kids what life was like for a typical teen queen -- complete with makeup tips, boy gossip, and deploying enormous armies.

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Shecter continues the amazing story of Cleopatra, her kith and kin and loves and children, and what happened after she died when she made an asp of herself.

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In this edition of Kids' Maximum Shelf--the monthly Shelf Awareness feature that focuses on an upcoming title that we love and believe will be a great handselling opportunity for booksellers everywhere--we present Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter, which goes on sale on August 1, 2011.

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Vicky Alvear Shecter plunges us into the captivating world of Cleopatra Selene, the only one of Queen Cleopatra's four children to survive into adulthood.

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