Monday, December 24, 2012

Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt by Clint Twist - OPTIONAL

Twist, Clint Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt, 26 p. Candlewick, 2012.  $20.  Content: G.  NON-FICTION.  

Twist separates fact from fiction and presents a simple, but comprehensive view of the life and death of Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Egypt.  Similar in style to the “–ology books”, the book seems to present itself as being for a young audience, but there is clear mention of all of the spicy things in Cleopatra’s life – affairs, husbands, murders and her own death.  I wouldn’t put this in an elementary school.  

MS – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher

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