Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids (Paperback)

Her Life and World, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

By Simonetta Carr

Chicago Review Press, 9781613739754, 144pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Cleopatra has been called intelligent and scheming, ambitious and ruthless, sensual and indulgent. This unique biography captures the excitement of her life story, including portions that have been largely neglected, such as her interest in literature and science and her role as a mother, and allows readers to draw their own conclusions. Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids also includes maps, time lines, online resources, a glossary, and 21 engaging hands-on activities to help readers better appreciate the ancient culture and era in which Cleopatra lived. Kids will:

          - Create a beaded Egyptian-style necklace
          - Build a simple Nile River boat
          - Prepare homemade yogurt
          - Construct a model shadoof, a tool used to raise water to higher ground for irrigation
          - Translate their names into hieroglyphs for a cartouche bookmark
          - "Mummify" a hot dog
          - Write an Egyptian love poem
          - And more!

About the Author

Simonetta Carr is the author of Michelangelo for Kids and the award-winning Christian Biographies for Young Readers series, which includes John CalvinAugustine of Hippo, and others.

Praise For Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt for Kids: Her Life and World, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

"By blending the facts and mythology of Cleopatra’s life with 21 varied, creative, and often STEM-based activities, this offers an intriguing, accessible glimpse into ancient Egypt." —Booklist