Book Reviews of Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile: Egypt, 57 B.C. (The Royal Diaries)

Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile: Egypt, 57 B.C. (The Royal Diaries)
Cleopatra VII Daughter of the Nile Egypt 57 BC - The Royal Diaries
Author: Kristiana Gregory
ISBN-13: 9780590819756
ISBN-10: 0590819755
Publication Date: 9/1/1999
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile: Egypt, 57 B.C. (The Royal Diaries) on + 160 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This story is about a young Cleopatra (12 at the start, 14 by the end), who is forced to flee Egypt with her father and had to live in Rome for a short time until it was possible for them to return. Also, we meet various historical figures through Cleopatra's eyes (Marc Antony, Cicero, etc).

To a degree, this was like reading a junior version prequel of "When We Were Gods" because the author makes you feel connected to this Egyptian princess who feels like she has no real control over her future, but must put on a royal appearance at all times. Cleopatra knows that she must be "the future Queen" at all times, not allowing herself to act like the 12 to 14 year old girl that she really is over the course of the story. This story lets to reader in on Cleopatra's thoughts and fears for both herself and her Egypt. I'm glad that Kristiana Gregory does not gloss over certain less-than-pleasant details (either in the reading or in the historical notes at the end) that actually did happen (such as the story of Cleopatra's death in the note at the end). She makes sure to treat historical details with tact, and make it accessible to younger readers. Of course, there are a number of fictional elements, but overall, I'd say Gregory did a great job of being true to life of Cleopatra!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a suprising book. This book is very detailed about Cleopatra the 7th. When you read this book think of yourself as Cleopatra doing all this hard work, even as royalty. It was a fantastic book!
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Helpful Score: 2
pretty much all historical fiction. very, very interesting book for kids who like egypt's history.
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Wonderful . . . very enlightening
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You can't help but love these books!
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This is a great book!! When i read it,it made me thing it was writen by cleopatra her self!!!!
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This is a great book for any age on Cleopatra. Her family the Ptolemy's were always trying to kill each other so the living sibling would be sole ruler of Egypt. Cleopatra was the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony both of which prolonged her life. Both were Roman and the Romans held Egypt and as long as they did Cleopatra lived. Her life was most interesting, but read this book and you will see. Nice gift book.
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