Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran

I found myself involved with a research project as I read this novel. Did Cleopatra really have a daughter? Not only did she have a daughter but she had three sons. I found the novel a refreshing history lesson on the turbulent times when the Romans conquered Egypt. Caesar, Cleopatra, and Marc Antony are all dead and the surviving children are on their way to live in Rome. The author’s descriptions brought you into the heart of what life was like in ancient Roman times. This would make a great curriculum connection read with students in middle school or high school ancient history classes. Also those interested in historical fiction will thoroughly enjoy this novel.
Bookcover from Follett

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