Series: Young Reading Series 3 Famous lives
By Katie Daynes
In the land of pharaohs and pyramids, Cleopatra is a princess with an uncertain future. When her own brother tries to kill her, she realizes she can't trust anyone. Then Rome's leaders start vying for her attention and cleopatra faces her greatest challenge yet. A vivid account of the life and times of Cleopatra Lively speech, gentle humour and full-colour illustrations bring the reader closer to the action as the story unfolds. "Highly commended" in the Longman History Today New Generation Book Award.
Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.