Established Dear America author Kristiana Gregory kicks off the Royal Diaries with the captivating story of young Cleopatra's tumultuous life. Daughter of King Ptolemy Autletes, Pharaoh of Egypt, Cleopatra lives a life filled with opulence and mystery.--from the publisher
Written in a diary-style format, this work presents the experiences and feelings of the young queen-to-be while providing informative facts about her home life, family and royal environment. ---from the publisher
Keywords: diary, royalty, Africa, Ancient Egypt, growing up, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, historical fiction, part of a series, diversity, diverse books
Meet Cleopatra through her writings in her diary when she is 12, 13, 14 years old. She is growing up to be queen but is surrounded by enemies that include her own sisters. Surviving is her goal as she lives in a world where assassination lurks. She and her father, Ptolemy XII, make a desperate escape to Rome to find allies. A vivid glimpse at a historical period and a woman who left her mark on civilization.
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