Cleopatra, Daughter of the Nile

This book about Cleopatra, the Egyptian princess, is written by Kristiana Gregory. This book is written in an interesting yet educational format, as it is part of “The Royal Diaries” series, which are written by various authors and is a division of the “Dear America” series. I enjoyed this book because it is like you are reading Cleopatra’s diary from when she was a girl. This book weaves history with fiction in a fun, educational-without-knowing-it type of book.

Cleopatra is a princess in Egypt, even though she herself is not Egyptian. She comes from the Ptolemy family line and is Macedonian. Because of this, the Egyptians do not like Cleopatra and her family, and her father is forced to seek help from Rome. Naturally, this upsets the Egyptians and puts Cleopatra in danger.

Cleopatra is only a girl, and you will find that you enjoy reading about the ancient Egyptian culture and what the royalty faced trying to stay on the throne. Kristiana Gregory skillfully weaves historical characters such as Julius Caesar and Mark Antony into the mix in this fictional diary of Cleopatra of Egypt. I would recommend this book to girls or boys ages eight to twelve.  At the end of the book you will find a helpful section of pictures of Cleopatra, maps of ancient Egypt, and a Ptolemy family tree.

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