The story of Cleopatra’s life has captured the imagination of countless writers and artists for centuries. As one of history’s most enduring figures, much lore has obscured the real woman behind the myth. Was she a beautiful and heartless schemer who stopped at nothing to get what she wanted? Or was Cleopatra a tragic victim of her own heart? This next volume in the acclaimed Notebook series offers a fascinating look into the world of one of Egypt’s most notorious leaders. Featuring a fictional journal that invites us into Cleopatra’s inner world, this is an exquisite guide bursting with gorgeous illustrations and packed with fun interactive extras such as flaps featuring historical facts and pop-culture references. This is a riveting volume rife with battles, passion, and even murderous intrigue — an exclusive look into the legendary queen’s dramatic life.
Blending fictional extracts from Cleopatra’s memoir with informational text on the ancient Egyptian ruler, this faux scrapbook adds up to an unconventional but engaging biography…Enticing for both browsers and researchers. —Booklist
A rich, compelling story, broken down into accessible sections, coupled with an attractive and fun layout, makes this an excellent addition to any biography collection. —School Library Journal
For history buffs, girls who like icons, and museumgoers inspired by an outing to the Egyptian Wing, here is a lively and intriguing outline of Cleopatra’s remarkable story. —New York Times online