Cleopatra

Cleopatra Cleopatra s name still glitters across history evoking opulence ambition and tragedy Raised in the shadow of the mighty Roman Empire she dared to dream of a world united under Egyptian rule She al
  • Title: Cleopatra
  • Author: Diane Stanley Peter Vennema
  • ISBN: 9780688104146
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cleopatra
    Cleopatra s name still glitters across history, evoking opulence, ambition, and tragedy Raised in the shadow of the mighty Roman Empire, she dared to dream of a world united under Egyptian rule She almost succeeded, and if she had, we would live in a far different world today.Cleopatra was not the renowned beauty of legend her strength lay in her intelligence, courage,Cleopatra s name still glitters across history, evoking opulence, ambition, and tragedy Raised in the shadow of the mighty Roman Empire, she dared to dream of a world united under Egyptian rule She almost succeeded, and if she had, we would live in a far different world today.Cleopatra was not the renowned beauty of legend her strength lay in her intelligence, courage, and charm, and she would need all three in her short and perilous reign She became Queen of Egypt at eighteen and by twenty had been driven from her throne But she raised an army and won the support of the great Julius Caesar, who helped her return to rule We will never know what these two brilliant and ambitious people might have accomplished together, for Caesar soon fell to Roman assassins Instead, it was Mark Antony, another famous Roman, who risked everything with Cleopatra in pursuit Of world power.In this latest of their distinguished storybook biographies New York Times , the authors meticulous text and Ms Stanley s majestic illustrations capture the brilliance of Cleopatra s life From the enchantments of the royal court at Alexandria to luxurious cruises up the legendary Nile, from the intrigues of the Roman marketplace to a desperate sea battle with a shocking end, these award winning biographers tell the tragic story of one of the most fascinating women of all time.
    Cleopatra By Diane Stanley Peter Vennema,

    Cleopatra Life, Rule Death HISTORY Cleopatra Biography Facts Britannica Jul , Cleopatra, Greek Famous in Her Father in full Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator Cleopatra the Father Loving Goddess , born bce died August bce, Alexandria , Egyptian queen, famous in history and drama as the lover of Julius Caesar and later as the wife of Mark Antony. Cleopatra VII Facts, Mark Antony Death Biography Feb , Cleopatra, who reigned as queen of Egypt during the st century B.C is one of the most famous female rulers in history Her life inspired a Shakespeare play and several movies. Cleopatra Facts Biography Live Science Biography of Cleopatra, Last Pharaoh of Egypt Jul , Cleopatra BCE August , BCE was the ruler of Egypt as Cleopatra VII Philopater, She was the last of the Ptolemy dynasty of Egyptian rulers, and the very last Pharaohof Egypt, ending a dynastic rule of some , years. Cleopatra Discovering Ancient Egypt Cleopatra was of Macedonian descent and not a native Egyptian She was the second daughter of King Ptolemy XII and the last sovereign of her dynasty, which had been founded by Alexander s general, Ptolemy, in BC She came to power in BC, at the age of seventeen, and was married to her eldest brother, Ptolemy XIII. Cleopatra Jul , Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII Richard O Sullivan , now supreme ruler after deposing his older sister, Cleopatra VII Dame Elizabeth Taylor , attempts to gain favor with Caesar by presenting the conquerer with the head of Pompey, borne by his governors, Pothinus Grgoire Aslan and Achillas John Doucette.

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  • Some may think these picture books by Diane Stanley are for young children, that s totally false Older children and even adults will enjoy the beautiful illustrations and brief biographies I also recommend Queen Bess and Peter The Great in this series.


  • Cleopatra by Diane Stanley is a biographical picture book of the life of Cleopatra This book spans the time in her life from when she first became queen at eighteen years old to her death at age thirty nine I think this is a great alternative way for to children to learn about Cleopatra.




  • Cleopatra is a partial biography picture book written and illustrated by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema The book begins with Cleopatra at age 18, when she was crowned Queen of Egypt in 51 BC The book covers her struggle for power against the advisors of her young brother, the King Cleopatra allied with Julius Caesar, and his influence helped her to gain control of Egyptian rule Caesar and Cleopatra were lovers and dreamed of uniting the world into one vast empire After Caesar s murder, Cleopatr [...]


  • Did you know that Queen Cleopatra was not even Egyptian She was indeed a ruler of the country, but was a descendent of a royal line from a general of Alexander the great Cleopatra became Queen in 51 B.C at the young age of eighteen Her brother, Ptolemy XIII was King, but simply to young to enforce any policies For this reason he was guided by three advisors Cleopatra was determined that she could rule her kingdom on her own, but two years after her coronation she was driven out of Egypt by her b [...]


  • The life of the famous eighteen year old princess of Egypt is presented with clarity and substance in Cleopatra, written by husband and wife Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema Illustrations by the talented Diane Stanley add interest to the text and bring Cleopatra s story to life.The authors explore Cleopatra s life simply in this engaging 48 page text A brief historical background and map of the Mediterranean region at the time of her life begins the book From her appointment as Queen of Egypt to [...]


  • The text in this one is fascinating, informative, and age appropriate for its target audience I read this to my class of 3rd graders during our unit on Ancient Rome and they were captivated.Where I had to take stars off was in the illustrations and in some of the facts.This book chooses to use the legend that Cleopatra met Julius Caesar by being hidden and carried into his chamber by a servant The quote from the book Apollodorus wrapped her up in a roll of bedding some say it was a rug and carri [...]


  • Cleopatra s name still glitters across history, evoking opulence, ambition, and tragedy Raised in the shadow of the mighty Roman Empire, she dared to dream of a world united under Egyptian rule She almost succeeded, and if she had, we would live in a far different world today Cleopatra was not the renowned beauty of legend her strength lay in her intelligence, courage, and charm, and she would need all three in her short and perilous reign She became Queen of Egypt at eighteen and by twenty had [...]


  • Cleopatra by Diane Stanley is a biographical picture book of the life of Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt This book spans the time in her life from when she first became queen at eighteen years old to her death at age thirty nine I think this is a great alternative to a regular biography, especially for children I found it easier to continue reading about Cleopatra because of the colorful illustrations The illustrations by Peter Vennema were an excellent addition to this already intriguing history [...]


  • Cleopatra is a historical non fiction story The story has great illustrations that illuminate the story cluing the reader into emotions and giving them a taste of what times were like when Cleopatra lived The book has a great map of the Roman and Egypt empires with notes from things that were in the story There is also an author s note about primary and early sources in the beginning of the book I was surprised to learn the Cleopatra was not even Egyptain at all, she was actually from Greece She [...]


  • Diane Stanley has written a biography of Cleopatra that includes a great deal of detail about this powerful and enigmatic woman Stanley makes it clear to her readers from the start that, if there were resources written about Cleopatra while she was living, they have been lost The things we know about Cleopatra come primarily from mentions of her in manuscripts about Julius Caesar and Mark Antony It isn t until the writings of Plutarch, a Greek historian who lived a hundred years after Cleopatra [...]


  • I would like to share this book by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema, where we get to learn about the life of the famous and beautiful queen Cleopatra and how she became queen This book gives a completely new look of the queen that is not a simple and boring tale of a normal queen on Egypt This is a great biography book where we are placed in her time and are taken to the beautiful ancient Egypt looked, as well as their art work Throughout this book we can see that Diane, the illustrator really to [...]


  • This is the first book today my eye was drawn to There s a lot to this lady than what popular culture depicts This book is much accessible to the general public than Plutarch, Suetonius, Pliny or any of the other history tomes in Latin I d have said or Greek but all the Greek I have concerns Plato and Xenophon I do not recall thinking there had been any misinformation in this cute little book, just none of the real reasons I ended up studying the Classics so long in such depth Of course I ve [...]


  • Be sure to read the Preface and the Note on Ancient Sources in the beginning of the book because I learned many new facts about Cleopatra that had never learned before I thought that it was very interesting to know that everything we know about Cleopatra was written by her enemies, so she is portrayed as a conniving, immoral woman Cleopatra was actually quite the opposite finding her strength in her intelligence, courage, and charm to rule Egypt at such a young age The big illustrations captured [...]


  • This book tells the story of Cleopatra s quest for power, through her various liaisons and connections, first within the Egyptian royalty and then as part of the Roman Empire It s not illustrated in mosaic on the inside correction It is illustrated in Mosaic, its just very hard to see and it is not a quick read It is very clear and succinct history However, it is probably better for kids who already know something about the birds and bees and less than perfect relationships I like how the affair [...]


  • Prior to this book I didn t know much about Cleopatra and I learned why it is important to read the entire book because of the information found in the preface of this book I learned first that my only knowledge of Cleopatra was a common misconception and that as a teacher I need to encourage my students to read the book in its entirety so that you can know all of the information the author has laid out for you I found this book very interesting and would love to further my research on this topi [...]


  • This is a great overview Queen Cleopatra s life Details of her first coming to the throne, all the way to her death, this is a great book that will help students understand all that happened in her life This book would be a great story to read to your students when you were talking about Egypt and the pharaohs If you touch on William Shakespeare s Julius Caesar then you could also read this story to your students As it will help them better understand who Cleopatra was and her role in Julius Cae [...]


  • For its pictures this book is lovely However, as information provider, this book is quite empty Other books by the author are much thourough and insightful I understand that the information available is scarce, but I maintain that the structure and presentation should have been complete and logically organized There were details that should have been elaborated on because they are not the customs today, and are a natural assumption, especially by a young reader I am sad to find this book a dis [...]


  • I didn t know a lot about Cleopatra before I read this book, and now I have a better idea of what she was like I think Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema did a nice job of telling the story of Cleopatra without going into too much gory detail to scare the kids I wouldn t recommend it for anyone under 4th grade, because they allude to things younger kids would not understand, but I can see it being used for a history class in the older grades I liked that the story flowed well and the pictures gave [...]


  • Written by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema, Illustrated by Diane Stanley, HarperTrophy, 1997.Summary This is a lively retelling of the classic story of Cleopatra Unlike the many popular references to Cleopatra, that portray her as a stunning beauty, this book portrays her as an intelligent political leader Response This book would be a great way to introduce younger readers to biographies The illustrations and detailed factual information make it both entertaining and educational Possible Themes [...]


  • This is a solid introduction to Cleopatra for the elementary set The pictures were colorful and richly detailed The text flowed easily and was very informative without being boring It held everyone s attention.It did, however, deal with some unsavory topics such as adultery and suicide We had many discussions about that.I felt that the value of this book made it worth reading, but make sure you take the time to discuss your views on certain topics.


  • This book describes the life of Queen Cleopatra and how she became queen It places the reader in her time and gives off the image of how Ancient Egypt looked, as well as giving examples of the artwork on the pages The illustrations are fabulous The reader can easily pick out the minor details the illustrator made in each of the pictures The book can be used in a 4th grade classroom where students can use it as a tool for a report on Egypt or Cleopatra herself.


  • I was searching and searching for a biography that dealt with someone who did questionable things in their livesis was the best I could find I have read REAL LIVES OF FAMOUS WOMEN before and had better success with Cleopatra than this book I found it heavy with information that might be confusing to the average middle grade reader When asked, my kids rated the book either high or low, there was no in between.


  • My sister is reading a Dear America book about Cleopatra, which got her interested in the woman and Ancient Egypt in general She now has a stack of library books to read up, and I happened to pick up the first on the stack, which was this one This was a good informational book for children about the woman It did well at helping children get an idea of some of the politics behind what was happening in Cleopatra s life I really like the illustrations that accompanied it too.


  • The text in this story is a bit hard to read, as it is printed on a mosaic tiled background Cleopatra naturally tells the history of Cleopatra VII her rise and fall in Egypt, as well as her love affairs with Caesar and Antony The text is accompanied with gorgeous, life like illustrations This would be appropriate for an older reader, either an advanced elementary reader or a middle school reader.


  • For a children s book, it is extremely informative I would use this book in two story sessions and perhaps end with a project that the children can associate with the great lady I only say this because it seems a little long winded and in depth for an 3rd, or 4th grader, but this is just theory Beautiful illustrations


  • Cleopatra was not the person I thought she was I found it very interesting that she was actually a Macedonian Greek This is a wonderful book to read to a classroom to teach some aspects of historical figures from our past It would also be good for the students to learn what a biography is and how it is formatted.


  • Diane Stanley simplifies significant historical events surrounding Cleopatra s life into this very readable account of Cleopatra, Julies Caesar, Antony and ultimately Augustus Caesar One of the things she does especially well is to articulate sources what one should understand in terms of bias within historical accounts.


  • By reading this book I have learned than I ever thought I would about Cleopatra The book discusses her background, her family, and her love life This book makes history a little bit enjoyable for kids If they genuinely struggle getting through some regular history reading, than this book would be the perfect match Its an easy read and very informative and educational.


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