From the popular Famous People/Famous Lives series of books: No. 27 - CLEOPATRA.
'Cleopatra is born an Egyptian royal princess. When she becomes queen, she rules with intelligence and skill during a very difficult period in Egyptian history. To stay on the throne she gains the help, and hearts, of two of the most powerful men of the time - Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony. Her rich life story has made her one of the most famous queens in history.'
48 high quality pages in a clear, easy-to-read text and appealing black and white illustrations, finishing with a useful timeline, details just enough information to keep the attention of the younger child and make a lasting impression.