My 10yr old granddaughter read a few chapters of my "The Memoirs of Cleopatra"(Margaret George) and really wanted to read it but it seemed a little too grown up for now. I ordered this version instead, and, although it doesn't read like an exciting novel it is very informative and has great pics. Wouldn't have minded reading it myself as a brief intro before the tome of "Memoirs". Was a much shorter read than I expected which is okay and I would definitely recommend it. Hopefully my granddaughter will enjoy it as a pre-read to the adult version.