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Alexander the Great
by Demi


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Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the Great became one of the greatest military leaders of all time. He conquered the entire Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III four times. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and extending the boundaries of his empire into most of Asia.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the Great became one of the greatest military leaders of all time. He conquered the entire Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III four times. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and extending the boundaries of his empire into most of Asia. Brutal in his drive for power, Alexander maintained supremacy by forcing his soldiers to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He amassed a huge fortune by plundering the riches of his enemies and married two foreign princesses, one of them King Darius III's daughter. By the time of his death at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered most of the known ancient Greek world, a remarkable achievement in only twelve years.

Demi's storytelling skills bring Alexander the Great's exploits to life. Her splendid illustrations were painted with Chinese inks and gold overlays and with frames inspired by jewels from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia at Verghina. An Author's note describing Demi's research and source material is included.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780761457008
  • ISBN-10: 0761457003
  • Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Page Count: 59
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Dimensions: 10.22 x 11.32 x 0.53 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.54 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-08-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Demi's meticulous, expansive story highlights the achievements of Alexander the Great, who conquered much of the known world (to the Greeks) in only 12 years. One of the most successful military leaders in history, he captured Persia, Egypt, Afghanistan, and India, gathering riches and blending cultures. Illustrated with Demi's customary skill (her trademark gold accents are a natural fit with the armor and weaponry of the combating armies), Alexander's conflicts and victories will delight young history lovers with their daring. Ages 8–12. (Sept.)

 
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