Cleopatra’s Moon

Written by Vicky Alvear Shecter

This book is the story of the daughter of Anthony and Cleopatra, Selene Cleopatra, and her two brothers. She is taken as a captive to Rome where she is under the care and supervision of her “enemies.” The book hints of a possible romance between her and the son of Octavianuss and/or Juba an heir to African kingdoms. While the book has a plot and characters that struggle, the “real” story is highlighted at the end so the reader can compare it with what really happened, which somehow seems even more unrealistic! The struggle for power and wealth of the Romans rulers remains unequaled.

Review by Fay Mason, Churchill Jr. High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 9-12 (Vicky Alvear Shecter’s web site)

Cleopatra’s Moon
Written by Vicky Alvear Shecter
Arthur A. Levine Books
355 pages
Release Date: August 1, 2011
ISBN: 9780545221306 (hardcover)

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