Cleopatra Rules!: The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen (Paperback)

The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen

By Vicky Alvear Shecter

Boyds Mills Press, 9781620910320, 176pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013



In this lively, informal biography, Vicky Alvear Shecter shows that Cleopatra was a far more capable and powerful ruler than people have thought. Most of what we ve known about Cleopatraand what crept into art, film, and literaturecame from her enemies, the Romans. But, ascending to the throne at 17, Cleopatra proved herself a brilliant negotiator who forged alliances that kept her in power and in control of her kingdom. This book about Egypt's last and most famous pharaoh features an inviting text, many sidebars, and excellent color illustrations: maps, photos of ancient artifacts, and artworks from many historical periods.

About the Author

Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of Alexandar the Great Rocks the World, a Junior Library Guild selection and a Voice of Youth Advoc